VA Legal Services for Veterans Program

Posted: October 19, 2022

Deadline: December 30, 2022

Grantor: US Department of Veteran Affairs

Additional Information

The Legal Services for Veterans (LSV) program aims to increase access to legal services to eligible Veterans through the award of grant funds and by promoting Medical Legal Partnerships and VA-affiliated legal clinics throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). 

View the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and visit the VHA Grant Programs Portal to apply online now.

VA anticipates organizations will be able to apply for grants worth up to $150,000 and may apply to renew awards from year-to-year throughout the length of the program. Grants may be awarded to public or nonprofit private entities with the capacity to effectively administer the grant and provide qualifying legal services to Veterans experiencing or at risk for homelessness.

Some legal services that may be provided under these grants are: 

  • Legal services related to housing
  • Legal services related to family law
  • Legal services related to income support
  • Legal services related to criminal defense in matters symptomatic of homelessness
  • Legal services to request an upgrade to the character of discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Legal services related to access to health care
  • Legal services related to employment law

VA may prioritize grant awards to organizations serving rural communities, trust lands, Native Americans, and tribal organizations. In any fiscal year, not less than 10% of grant funds shall be used to provide legal services to women Veterans.

For more information about the Legal Services for Veterans Grant Program, contact LSV@va.gov.

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