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.


A new statewide program has been created to help keep people in their homes and prevent foreclosures on rental property. Eviction Help Illinois provides free legal aid, mediation services, and connections to other resources including rental assistance.


Did you know that our grantee @FLAPIllinois has educated more than 1 million low-income Latinx workers on their legal rights – an average of 100,000 workers per year? http://flapillinois.org

Our grantees @CARPLSLegal, @LCBetterHousing & @CCR_Mediate are featured in this @StreetWise_CHI piece about efforts to stave off the eviction crisis, including the Cook Co. Early Resolution Program. https://bit.ly/3rvCVYW

Employers, landlords and most licensing agencies can’t look at expunged records – it’s illegal. You can start your expungement process today.

Visit https://newleafillinois.org/ or call 855-963-9532 to see if you qualify for FREE legal aid today. #NewLeafIllinois

Ana fled Nicaragua at age 17 with her husband, Luis, and infant son, Miguel. After being detained in an immigration shelter in Chicago, she was unfairly cited for child abuse. Our grantee @AscendJustice helped clear her name & reunite her with her son.

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