Technical Assistance

Purpose
Use of Grant Funds
Eligibility
Evaluation Criteria

 

Purpose

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) makes grants to help Illinois residents understand how to access and use the legal system to resolve a problem.

In the Technical Assistance category, the IEJF will consider support for proposals that increase the capacity of network organizations in providing cannabis expungement services.

Use of Grant Funds

In the Technical Assistance category, the IEJF will make grants to support:

  • Creation of training materials for lawyers.
  • Consultation services for network organizations.
  • Personnel costs to provide technical assistance, in addition to travel, meeting and other associated training costs.

Eligibility

In the Technical Assistance category, the IEJF will only consider applications from Illinois-based not-for-profit organizations that:

  • Provide legal services in the subject-matter of criminal records relief.
  • Demonstrate experience in providing technical assistance to other organizations, systems or jurisdictions.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications in the Technical Assistance category will be evaluated based on:

  • Demonstrated need for the proposed services, as reflected by factors such as the number of requests for information or assistance by individuals, organizations or system stakeholders.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that consider the state-wide need for technical assistance and strategies for providing services disproportionately-impacted areas designated by the Restore, Reinvest and Renew (R3) Board by data provided through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), found at https://icjia.illinois.gov/r3/.