The major portion of financial support for the ULC comes from state appropriations. All states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are asked to contribute a specific amount for the maintenance of the ULC.
The ULC gets maximum results from a minimum budget because its major asset, drafting expertise, is donated. The only compensation for commissioners is the satisfaction derived from solving important legal problems. Commissioners devote hundreds and even thousands of hours—amounting in some cases to millions of dollars worth of time—to the development of uniform and model acts. No state could afford the bills for the legal expertise that is donated to the drafting of uniform laws.