The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) would like to announce the release of a new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). This 2019 Apprenticeship Expansion Program NOFO seeks to increase the number of registered apprentices by 800 before June 2022.
here to access the NOFO on Illinois workNet.
This NOFO aligns with Governor Pritizker's Executive Order #3 action plan, the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board Apprenticeship Committee's work plan, and Illinois' State Unified Plan to help business and industry with their workforce needs while simultaneously providing individuals with a pathway to a career.
DCEO will host an informational webinar about the NOFO on Monday, October 21st and multiple Bidder's Conferences across the state. These information sessions aim to provide guidance and answer questions from grant seekers. Please use the links below to register for these upcoming sessions. Seating is limited at some locations, so please only register if you plan to attend.
The webinar will be recorded and posted on: illinoisworknet.com/apprenticeshipnofo2019. Presentation slides and resource materials for competitive proposals will also be available on this site.
|10/21/2019||2 – 4:00pm||Webinar|| Online||Illinois workNet||
|10/22/2019||9 – 11:00am||Bidder's Conference||Chicago||James R. Thompson Center Auditorium, Atrium Level, |
100 W Randolph Ave,
Chicago, IL 60601
|10/28/2019||1 – 3:00pm||Bidder's Conference||Naperville||NIU Naperville|
1120 E Diehl Rd,
Naperville, IL 60563
|10/29/2019||9 – 11:00am ||Bidder's Conference||Rockford||Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning|
313 N Main St,
Rockford, IL 61101
|10/29/2019||2 – 4:00pm||Bidder's Conference||Peoria||Peoria Public Main Library|
Main Library Auditorium
107 NE Monroe St,
Peoria, IL 61602
|10/30/2019||9 – 11:00am||Bidder's Conference||Champaign||Parkland College - Applied Technology Center Room T106/T107|
2400 West Bradley Ave,
Champaign, IL 61821
|11/4/2019||2 – 4:00pm||Bidder's Conference||Marion||Marion State Regional Office Building - Main Conference Room|
2309 West Main St,
Marion, IL 62959
|11/5/2019||9 – 11:00am||Bidder's Conference||Collinsville||Illinois Health and Family Services building|
1803 Ramada Blvd,
Collinsville, IL 62234
|11/6/2019||9 – 11:00am||Bidder's Conference||Springfield||SIU Center for Workforce Development|
Lincoln Land Community College
2450 Foundation Dr,
Springfield, IL 62703
Any questions concerning the NOFO should be in writing and directed to
Thank you for your support in expanding apprenticeship across the state. Please feel free to forward this email to those who may be interested in applying.
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity – Office of Employment and Training