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.


Attention community-focused legal aid groups. The Legal Empowerment Fund is considering grant proposals from orgs who combine the law with organizing to build power among people affected by injustice. @FundHumanRights Check out the RFP: https://bit.ly/351a1bk

Do you have a cannabis arrest or conviction in Illinois? New Leaf Illinois can help set your record straight. Visit http://newleafillinois.org today!

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

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