The IEJF administers grants funded by four distinct state appropriations.  See below for the most recent awards.

Civil legal aid grants
IL-AFLAN grants
New Leaf Illinois grants
Eviction Help IL grants

Call 855-452-3526 to speak to an attorney if you are a veteran, service member, national guard, reservist, spouse or dependent in need of civil legal aid.

Learn more about the IL AFLAN

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New Leaf Illinois is a network of 20 non-profit organizations throughout the state who provide legal representation and other resources to help individuals seeking to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.

Find Out if Your Case is Eligible

We need your support!  Individuals & organizations throughout Illinois help us build a larger & more stable base of state funding for legal aid.  Learn how you can help.


In honor of Black Philanthropy Month, we want to give a shout-out to our Program Officer Tyrina Newkirk! Since joining the IEJF in 2021, Tyrina has helped grow our grants portfolio & strengthen our community partnerships - helping remove barriers to the justice system. #BPM2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our grantee @FLAPIllinois has secured more than $2.4 Million in financial assistance for very low-income Latinx residents, benefiting more than 26,000 family members. https://bit.ly/3AmwbC9

I just got an eviction notice & don't know what to do. I wonder if I have to go to court. I can’t pay my rent this month.
Do you have a housing issue keeping you up at night? You may be able to get free legal help through Eviction Help Illinois. http://evictionhelpillinois.org

Kane County residents can reclaim their future by getting their criminal records expunged. Our grantee @Prairie_State will co-host two clinics w. Kane County Judicial Partners on Sept. 17 in Elgin and Sept. 24 in Aurora. Email circuitclerk@co.kane.il.us or call (630) 208-3807.

We're proud to announce that we've awarded more than $3 Million in state grants to nonprofit groups providing free legal assistance & mediation to Illinoisans facing eviction. These services will be offered through #EvictionHelpIllinois. https://bit.ly/3Qvy4BR

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