Employer Training Investment Program (Direct Legislative Appropriation)
CSFA Number: 420-45-1735
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
John Glazier
Short Description
Direct Legislative appropriation for the development and implementation of job training programs to assist Illinois companies in upgrading the skills of their workforce. Implementing skilled job training programs helps Illinois companies increase their productivity and competitiveness, and keeps workers' skills on pace with the latest technologies and business practices.
Subject Area
Economic Development
Program Function
Education Employment, Labor, and Training
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 605/605-800
Objectives and Goals
Help Illinois businesses upgrade the skills of their workers in order to stay competitive and expand their market presence
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
Provide grant funds to Illinois based business and eligible organizations to pay no more than 50% of eligible costs to train Illinois based employees. Retail operations are not eligible for participation.
Eligibility Requirements
For profit businesses or business or industry associations, institutions of secondary or higher education, strategic business partnerships, large manufacturers for supplier networks, and labor organizations who develop common training partnerships among multiple companies.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications are reviewed by program staff using standardized review instruments including project cost comparison, needs analysis, training effectiveness, project readiness.
Assistance Consideration
Needs analysis, appropriateness of proposed training, cost effectiveness
Post Assistance Requirements
A formal agreement is entered into between the department and the eligible grantee. The agreement will have term of no more than two years in length, require a 50% match in eligible expenditures and require a requisite number of employees be trained within the grant term. On site grant monitoring will take place for a sample of all grants funded. Repayment requirements included in all agreements for failure to train employees and/or create and maintain jobs as specified.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Illinois Administrative code: Title 56 part 2650
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $4,432,600
FY 2020 : $4,446,300
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
19-176001Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce01/01/201906/30/20201,500,000
20-176001Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce07/01/201912/31/20201,500,000
19-174003Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce and Community Initiative07/01/201806/30/20201,466,300