Workforce Equity Initiative
CSFA Number: 684-01-2213
Agency Name
Illinois Community College Board (684)
Agency Contact
Matt Berry
Short Description
The purpose of this grant is to create, support, or expand short-term workforce (credit and/or noncredit) training opportunities in high-need communities focused on specific sectors with identified workforce gaps.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Public Act 100-0007
Objectives and Goals
The primary deliverable of this grant is employment after completion of the credential aligned with regional workforce gaps that provides a full-time job paying at least 30% above regional living wage or is of a pathway to a family sustaining wage (See:
The overall goal is to accelerate the time for the targeted population to enter and succeed in postsecondary education/training programs that lead to employment in high skilled, high wage, and in-demand occupations.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The total $18,700,000 will provide resources for up to 15 community colleges. The maximum
grant award available is $1.7 million. Colleges may apply for less, as appropriate. Consortia of
colleges may apply for up to $1.7 million per participating institution.
Eligibility Requirements
48 Community Colleges throughout Illinois.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Each grant application package must be submitted no later than September 16, 2019 4:30 p.m. CST to Grant application and materials may be found on the ICCB website at
Paper copies are not permitted. Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of the e-mail containing the attachments. It is up to the applicant to ensure that all the items in the package are attached and sen in the e-mail.
All applicants, funded or not funded, will be notified by September 17, 2019.
Assistance Consideration
Individual community colleges or consortia of community colleges are eligible to apply. In the case of multi-college districts, colleges may apply individually or as a district. Only one application per institution or consortia will be considered.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $18,700,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details2213-1239$0 - $1700General announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Illinois Central College09/18/201909/17/20201,500,000
City Colleges of Chicago09/18/201909/17/20201,500,000
Parkland College09/18/201909/17/20201,500,000
College of Lake County09/18/201909/17/20201,500,000
City Colleges of Chicago09/18/201909/17/20201,500,000