The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (Commerce) announces the release of the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Application for Local Innovation Projects.
The goal of this program is to expand employment career pathway opportunities, for youth with disabilities.
For this round of DEI, the geographic pilot areas are Local Workforce Innovation Areas 6 (DuPage County), and North and Northwest Suburban Cook County. Only projects serving individuals in these geographies will be funded.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.
The first round of funding decisions will be made in November/December 2015, for proposed start dates prior to July 1, 2016.