Technical Assistance NOFO
Integrating local workforce services for job-seeker and employer customers is a priority for the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB). Because Illinois has many departments and programs involved in service delivery, integrating these many resources is essential for customers to have a positive experience. "This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) provides the requirements for submitting proposals that focus on integrating services for job seekers and improving employer access to the skilled workforce they need through the systemwide adoption of best practices in service integration and WIOA regional & local planning.
For more information about this funding opportunity, visit the NOFO page.
Apprenticeship Expansion NOFO
In June of 2019, Illinois received an Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) Grant for $2.19M to serve at least 800 new registered apprentices. With an additional $2-3M from DCEO's WIOA Statewide Activities Fund, the total funds to be released via a NOFO in Fall of 2019 will be approximately $4-5 Million. The Apprenticeship Expansion Program is part of a larger strategy to help Illinois' companies develop and expand apprenticeships. The NOFO will also identify projects to serve WIOA eligible youth, adults and incumbent workers in Registered Apprenticeship programs. This NOFO supports the Governor's priority of expanding apprenticeship opportunities in Illinois.
Learn more about this funding opportunity.