Previous Funding Opportunities


Previous Funding Opportunities

FEJA Multi-Cultural Jobs Program

Population to be Served: Youth, Adults, Incumbent Workers
Eligible Applicants: For detailed information about the funding opportunity and instructions on how to submit an application, see the full NOFO, as well as required documents, linked under NOFO Materials.

Commerce will fund innovative programs from diversity-focused community organizations with a record of successfully delivering job training. Organizations should prioritize women, people of color, persons with a record, former foster care recipients, and other job seekers with specific barriers to employment. Learn more about this funding opportunity.


Craft Apprenticeship Program NOFO

Population to be Served: Youth, Adults, Incumbent Workers
Eligible Applicants: For detailed information about the funding opportunity and instructions on how to submit an application, see the full NOFO, as well as required documents, linked under NOFO Materials.

The goal of this NOFO is to provide apprenticeship and workforce opportunities for candidates interested in solar industry positions, including diverse low-income, or economically disadvantaged populations. Learn more about this funding opportunity.



JTED NOFO 2021

Population to be Served: Youth, Adults, Incumbent Workers
Eligible Applicants: Private Nonprofit Organizations, Federal WIOA Administrative Entities, Community Action Agencies, Industry Associations, Public or Private Educational Institutions

JTED is an opportunity to provide innovative, employer-driven training approaches that pair education and occupational training with work-based learning to support regional and local economic development for businesses and individuals most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about this funding opportunity.


Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship NOFO 2021

Population to be Served: Youth, Adults, Incumbent Workers
Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organizations

This Notice of Funding Opportunity sets forth the requirements for funding pre-apprenticeship programs as specified by the Illinois Works Jobs Program Act. 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. Learn more about this funding opportunity.


Apprenticeship NOFO 2021

Population to be Served: Youth, Adults, Incumbent Workers

Eligible Applicants: Local Workforce Innovation Boards

The Apprenticeship Expansion Program design is centered on supporting businesses and individuals. Expanding apprenticeships helps businesses with their current and future workforce needs as well as individuals with a career pathway, which includes work-based learning. Learn more about this funding opportunity.


Career Pathway NOFO

Population to be Served: Youth, Adults, Incumbent Workers

Eligible Applicants: Local Workforce Innovation Boards

Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, unemployment rates were at or near record lows, and many adults had successfully gained or increased employment. However, the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent economic downturn caused unemployment highs among all groups of workers. Learn more about this funding opportunity.


Technical Assistance NOFO 2019

Population to be Served: Youth, Adults, Incumbent Workers

Eligible Applicants: Local Workforce Innovation Boards

This funding opportunity is limited to local workforce innovation boards or their designee organizations that are in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State. Learn more about this funding opportunity.


Apprenticeship Expansion 2019

Population to be Served: Youth, Adults, Incumbent Workers

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organizations

Program Length: June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021
In June of 2019, Illinois received an Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) Grant for $2.19M to serve at least 800 new registered apprentices.​ Learn more about this funding opportunity.


National Dislocated Worker Grant NOFO

Population to be Served: Employers

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organizations

Program Length: October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2020

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the release of the updated Notice of Funding Opportunity under the National Dislocated Worker Grant Program. For more information, click here.


WIOA Statewide Workforce Innovation NOFO

Population to be Served: Employers

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organizations

Program Length: February 23, 2018 - October 15, 2018

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the release of the updated Notice of Funding Opportunity under the WIOA Statewide Workforce Innovation Program. For more information, click here.


Illinois Talent Pipeline Management NOFO

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Population to be Served: Employers

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organization, Adult Education, Community College, University

Program Length: February 23, 2018 - October 15, 2018

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the release of the updated Notice of Funding Opportunity under the Illinois Talent Pipeline Program. For more information, click here.



Apprenticeship Expansion Program NOFO

Population to be Served: Employers

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organization

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

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

Trade Adjustment Assistance NOFO

Population to be Served: Employers

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organizations

Program Length: February 23, 2018 - August 15, 2018

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the release of the updated Notice of Funding Opportunity under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program. For more information, click here.


Youth Career Pathways Program 2018

Population to be Served: Youth

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organizations

The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board announced the release of the 2018 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Career Pathways Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

 


WIOA Youth Career Pathways 2017

Population to be Served: Youth

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organizations

The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board Youth Committee announced the release of the 2017 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Career Pathways Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

 


2017 Apprenticeship Plus Adult Program


Population to be Served: Apprenticeships Adults

Eligible Applicants: Public and Private Organizations

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

 

2017 Apprenticeship Plus Youth Program


Population to be Served: Apprentices, Youth

Eligible Applicants: Public and Private Organizations

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

 

Job Training and Economic Development (JTED) 2015


Population to be Served: Low Wage / Low Skilled Workers, Disadvantaged Persons

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organizations

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity released the Fiscal Year 2015 Request for Application (RFA) for the Job Training and Economic Development Grant Program.



Illinois Talent Pipeline Grant 2015

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Population to be Served: Employers

Eligible Applicants: Community Based Organization, Adult Education, Community College, University

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity under the Illinois Talent Pipeline Program. For previous Talent Pipeline NOFOs, click here.