Funding Information


Apprenticeship Expansion 2019 


In June of 2019, Illinois received an Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) Grant for $2.19M to serve at least 800 new registered apprentices. With an additional $2-3M from DCEO's WIOA Statewide Activities Fund, the total funds to be released via a NOFO in Fall of 2019 will be approximately $4-5 Million. The Apprenticeship Expansion Program is part of a larger strategy to help Illinois' companies develop and expand apprenticeships. The NOFO will also identify projects to serve WIOA eligible youth, adults and incumbent workers in Registered Apprenticeship programs. 



This NOFO supports the Governor's priority of expanding apprenticeship opportunities in Illinois. Learn more about this funding opportunity.


Previous Funding Opportunities

Apprenticeship Expansion Program NOFO 

Population to be Served: Employers

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organization

Program Length: Feb 23, 2018 - September 17, 2018

August 1, 2018 - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announce the release of the updated Notice of Funding Opportunity under the Apprenticeship Expansion Program. For more information click here.




Population to be Served: Apprenticeships Adults

Eligible Applicants: Public and Private Organizations

The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board announces the release of the 2017 Apprenticeship Plus Adult Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)




Population to be Served: Apprentices, Youth

Eligible Applicants: Public and Private Organizations

The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board announces the release of the 2017 Apprenticeship Plus Youth Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)