Film and TV Industry Workforce Training Program
CSFA Number: 420-45-2336
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Peter Hawley
Short Description
To meet the growing demands for additional workers to staff the increasing number of productions in Illinois, The Department's Illinois Film Office developed a job training program that is intended to be adopted by qualified institutions and groups. IFO will award grants to qualified organizations that will be used to fund training courses that will begin in the first part of 2020 and finish by the end of May 2020.
Subject Area
Economic Development
Program Function
Business and Commerce
Enabling Legislation
Objectives and Goals
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; Education Organizations; Small Businesses; For-Profit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications will be accepted for 45 days from the public posting of the funding opportunity. Applications will be reviewed and grants awarded within one month of the NOFO closing.
A standard application package must be submitted and reviewed by the Department. Each package should contain the following items:

1. Uniform Grant Application in fillable PDF format
2. A detailed plan for a 10-12 week program to train 10-12 people to work in the Illinois film and TV production community. Each plan should include a list of the specific staff positions program graduates will be qualified to fill.
3. Uniform Budget utilizing the template provided by the Department for this project
4. Conflict of Interest Disclosure
5. Mandatory Disclosures
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
The successful grantees will be required to report on the expenditure of funds and the number of students enrolled and expected to graduate from these state-funded job training programs. Using the Periodic Financial and Performance reporting templates, grantees must be able to relate financial data to performance accomplishment that support the Department’s mission to grow the professional production community in Illinois. Performance measures as outlined in 2 CFR 200.76 dictate performance goals around tangible, measurable objectives around number of workers trained and placed with productions.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsFY20FilmWorkforceTraining$0 - $6000011/25/2019 - 01/09/2020 : 5:00pm