May 2014 – E-Newsletter 2

From the Current Issue / May  2014 E-Newsletter 2

IEJF Level in FY 2015 State Budget

Thank you for your support!

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) was included at level funding ($1.4 M) in the FY 15 state budget that passed the General Assembly on Friday, May 30.  Level funding is cause for celebration! The budget bill awaits Governor Pat Quinn’s signature.

These funds will continue to support civil legal aid programs across Illinois in their work to increase access to the justice system.  Last year, IEJF grant awards addressed the legal needs of 19,995 Illinoisans impacted by foreclosure, domestic violence and consumer fraud.

A huge thank you goes out to all our supporters who wrote and called their state legislators on behalf of this vital funding.   Thank you, too, to our legislative champions who voted to keep this vital funding in place.

To learn more about the organizations these funds support, simply click GRANTS.