LSC awarded 38 grants to grantees in 25 states and the territory of
More than 60 percent of the 2007 grant money is being used to help pro se litigants-people who represent themselves in court proceedings-in nine states:
Significant funding is also going to increase access to assistance in filing earned income tax credit (EITC) applications for low-income workers. EITC is the largest federal income supplement program; many eligible low-income people fail to utilize it either because they do not know they are eligible or because they do not know how to apply for the benefit. Through two grants to the Legal Aid Society of Orange County there will be a national 800 number that will lead tax filers to free local tax filing assistance programs. Where there are no local programs that can help, callers will be led to the ICAN! EIC module where they can receive help.
For further information, send e-mail inquiries to Techgrants@lsc.gov.