News Story (NATIONAL)
June 9, 2019
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Tags: LSC Funding, Natural Disasters
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
According to LSC President Jim Sandman, the back-to-back $15 million allocations demonstrate how much Congress has come to appreciate the importance of legal aid when disaster strikes.
“I hope it reflects a normalization of funding for legal aid,” Sandman said. “It’s great news.”
President Donald Trump signed the bill on Thursday, giving LSC license to distribute the funds across a vast geographic area that stretches from Guam to California to Alabama. Covered natural disasters include typhoons, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes, mudslides and earthquakes.