ABArray Legal Aid Funding Report Technical Assistance
Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense (SCLAID) collects data on funding available for civil legal aid in the U.S. through a survey of funders and providers of civil legal services in all 50 states. This information is then made available through the ABArray Legal Aid Funding report, which allows users to sort through a comprehensive database using interactive dashboards to access a wealth of national funding information. Data collected between 2003 and 2021 is currently available.
To enhance access to this information to support resource development efforts, MIE partners with SCLAID and its Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives, the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP), and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) on a National Legal Aid Resource Development Technical Assistance Project.
*Important Disclaimer About ABArray Legal Aid Funding Reports: These reports are intended to provide an estimate of resources available to guide and enhance resource development by funding advocates. The information provided within the ABArray data dashboards is approximate and voluntarily provided on a periodic basis by contributors across the country; therefore, SCLAID cannot guarantee that the data precisely or completely represent the actual amount of funding for civil legal aid available at the national level and/or within any given state for each collection year. Further, the information changes rapidly, and significant amounts of funding in each state are "unstable" and may not be available in subsequent years.