Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
09/15/21 5:00 PM Central Time
Grants to Illinois private and public organizations to increase workforce opportunities for underrepresented and BIPOC communities. Funding is intended to benefit industries that have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by providing training opportunities for apprentices. Applicants are required to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the proposal application and articulate why and how this can be cost-efficient and an effective solution for both the employer and community.
The objective of this NOFO is to fund proposals that will ultimately result in a total of 750 new registered apprenticeship programs by the end of 2024. It is Illinois’ goal to use this NOFO to increase apprenticeship opportunities for historically underrepresented populations, including but not limited to: individuals with disabilities; youth from underserved communities; older workers; returning citizens from incarceration; and workers in jobs that have been severely impacted by COVID, such as the Arts, Entertainment Recreation and Accommodation industry.
The Department and the IWIB Apprenticeship Illinois Committee have determined that the support for apprenticeship intermediaries and regional navigators will build the foundation for apprenticeship expansion in Illinois. Regional apprenticeship navigators and apprenticeship intermediaries represent two important sides of a statewide apprenticeship system: navigators represent the demand side, e.g., businesses who want to host apprenticeships, and intermediaries represent the supply side, e.g., the institutions and/or partnerships that coordinate and/or implement apprenticeship programs, including recruiting potential apprentices and preparing them to enter apprenticeships. This model also facilitates the capacity of both the employer and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship to administer and expand registered apprenticeship programs.
More information about the program approaches can be found starting at https://www.illinoisworknet.com/WIOA/Resources/Documents/MODIFIED%202021%20Apprenticeship%20Expansion%20Program%20NOFO.pdfpage=2.
Targeted Program Participants: The applications that serve the targeted populations listed below will be given priority in the merit review process:
Targeted Program Participants can be found at https://www.illinoisworknet.com/WIOA/Resources/Documents/MODIFIED%202021%20Apprenticeship%20Expansion%20Program%20NOFO.pdf#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 197150
Program Approach #1: Anticipated Number of Grants: 10-12; Program Approach #2: Anticipated Number of Grants: 16-20
Program Approach #1:
- Funding Range: $75k-125k
- Anticipated Navigator Projects Total: $750k - $1.5 Million
Program Approach #2:
- Funding Range: $150k-350k
- Anticipated Existing Intermediary Projects Total: $1 - $4 Million
The grant term/performance period is determined on a project-specific basis, It is anticipated that most grants will be awarded for 18-24 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apprenticeship Grant Manager
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
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