The Illinois Talent Pipeline Program uses strategies to train workers who can contribute to a companies’ growth and success. Projects funded under this program are intended to develop sustainable work-based learning programs to help Illinois companies retain and train current workers and hire new staff. The goal of a talent pipeline grant is to maintain a pipeline of hirable talent for the employer being served. Applications must address one or more of the Illinois Talent Pipeline activities listed below to be considered for funding.
- Projects that connect talent strategies with business needs.
- Layoff aversion projects that support businesses and workers that are impacted or at risk of being impacted by company closures or layoffs.
- Projects that expand work-based learning opportunities including apprenticeships for targeted populations.
Grant Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the 2018 State Fiscal Year (SFY). The cut-off date for
proposals to be reviewed in “Calendar Year 2018” is October 15,
2018. It is anticipated that funding decisions will be made by December
31, 2018 for these proposals.