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.


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

We were glad to be part of this great @BlockClubCHI piece on the justice gap and how Illinois' legal aid organizations are working hard to help more people protect their legal rights. https://bit.ly/3SyXi4d

'Overall, immigrants are represented in only about half of all the cases currently pending before immigration courts. Programs like VIISTA could help fill some of that gap, by helping create a new ecosystem of people who can provide legal services.' https://bit.ly/3JBDjh0

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