Innovative Bridge and Transition Program Grants
CSFA Number: 684-01-1670
Agency Name
Illinois Community College Board (684)
Agency Contact
Lavon Nelson
Short Description
Grants to eligible providers to support or create bridge and/or transition programs.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
110 ILCS 805
Objectives and Goals
* Creation or support of bridge programs which prepare adults with limited academic or limited English skills to enter and success in credit-bearing post secondary education and training leading to career-path employment in high-demand, middle- and high-skilled occupations.
* Creation or support of transition programs which improve student transitions to and through post secondary education and into employment
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
* Creation of a new bridge or transition program, or expansion of an existing bridge or transition program
* Instruction which may include basic reading, math, and language skills, industry/occupation knowledge, or life skills;
* Career development which may include career exploration, career planning within a career area, and understanding the world of work;
* Transition services which provide students with the information and assistance they need to successfully navigate the process of moving from adult education or remedial coursework to credit or occupational programs, or from credit or occupational programs to the workforce.
Eligibility Requirements
Institutions of Higher Education
Community-Based Organizations
Local Education Agencies
Public or Private Nonprofit Agencies
Other applicants of demonstrated effectiveness
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications are due to ICCB by 5:00 on March 15, 2018.

Applications should be submitted to:
Illinois Community College Board
ATTN: Sarah Robinson
401 E. Capitol Ave.
Springfield, IL 62701
Assistance Consideration
Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
* The applicant's demonstrated need for the proposed program/resources
* The applicant's demonstrated past effectiveness in impacting student achievement
* The applicant's demonstrated ability to carry out the proposed program
* The applicant's proposed budget is consistent with the required activities, is cost efficient and places emphasis on serving target populations
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly programmatic, performance and financial reports will be required.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $3,994,400
FY 2020 : $4,394,400
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details684020118$0 - $002/01/2018 - 03/15/2018 : 5:00 pm
Details20190008Not Applicable03/27/2019 - 05/01/2019 : 5:00
Details684$800000 - $80000010/01/2019 - 11/15/2019 : 5pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Southern Illinois University Carbondale12/01/201911/30/2020400,000
One Million Degrees12/01/201911/30/2020400,000
City Colleges of Chicago06/01/201905/30/2020300,000
Heartland Community College06/01/201905/30/2020299,833
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Chicago)12/01/201911/30/2020250,000