Job Training and Economic Development (JTED) Program 2021
DCEO is pleased to announce $20 million in funding for job training and support activities to assist individuals most in need become qualified and employed in industries hardest hit by Covid-19. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded Workforce Recovery Initiative provides funding to build the capacity of the state's workforce system and prioritize creating equitable access for historically underrepresented populations in Illinois. This funding restores the Job Training and Economic Development Program (JTED) model to address the barriers to work experienced by adults and youth during the pandemic and provides a pool of talented job seekers for businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Read more about this funding opportunity.
Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship 2021
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) sets forth the requirements for funding pre-apprenticeship programs as specified by the Illinois Works Jobs Program Act ("Illinois Works Act"), 30 ILCS 559/20-1. It is in the public policy interest of the State of Illinois (the "State") to ensure that all Illinois residents have access to State capital projects and careers in the construction industry and building trades, including those who have been historically underrepresented in those trades. To ensure that those interests are met, the General Assembly created the Illinois Works Pre-apprenticeship Program, the Illinois Works Apprenticeship Initiative, and the Illinois Bid Credit Program. Read more about this funding opportunity.