Overview of Project
  • USDOL awarded Illinois $4 million for the Sector Partnership NEG project
  • Illinois’ identified sectors:  Healthcare, Manufacturing, TDL
  • Eligible participants: dislocated workers (no specific target groups)
    • Incumbent workers may be served on a limited, pre-approved basis
  • Comprehensive services—Career Services, Training, WBL, Supportive Services
    • Encourages innovative approaches to job matching, job coaching, and other Career Services.
    • DOL is looking for more intensive career services; has declined in past years according to DOL; minimum 25% must be spent on Career Services.
  • Service coordination must occur with other federal programs such as Wagner-Peyser, Adult Ed, CTE, SNAP, TAA, TANF. 
  • Emphasis on Work-Based Learning -- OJTs, Customized Training, Incumbent Worker Training,
  • Transitional Jobs, and Registered Apprenticeships.
  • Emphasis on occupational training resulting in industry-recognized credentials
  • Program staff costs are supported but must be reasonable and necessary.

  • Sector Partnership NEG LWI​A Grant Application - Revised Template (9/28/15) (MS Word)
  • Sector Partnership NEG Project Goals for Application Process - Revised Template (9/28/15) (Excel)