WIOA Formula Grants
CSFA Number: 420-30-0076
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Program 68
Agency Contact
John Barr
312/814-8428
john.w.barr@illinois.gov
Short Description
Formula grants that are distributed to local workforce areas to deliver a broad array of integrated services to eligible Youth, Adults and Dislocated Workers as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Grant funds may also provide services to employers seeking skilled workers. Funds are provided by the United States Department of Labor authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128).
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Education Employment, Labor, and Training
Enabling Legislation
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Public Law 113-128
Objectives and Goals
WIOA provides services to three distinct participant groups including adults, dislocated workers, and youth. Title 1A (adult) funds provide training services for individuals who meet low-income criteria established by the Act. Title 1D (Dislocated Workers) provides services to individuals that have lost their jobs due to business closure or substantial layoffs that require skills up-grade training to regain employment. Title 1Y (youth) serves low-income youth who have educational and employment barriers.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Expenditures and authorized activities are defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) and the final regulations at 20 CFR Parts 603, 651, 652, 653, 654, 658, 675, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, and 688. All grantees must comply with the program guidance and the uniform administrative requirements
Eligibility Requirements
Illinois Local Workforce Innovation Boards, or their designated fiscal agent, are eligible respondents for a region. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) combines federally-funded job training programs into a “workforce development” system where individuals can find a job or train for a career. Services are coordinated through 22 Local Workforce Innovation Areas (LWIAs) throughout Illinois.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Grants are awarded to designated Local Workforce Innovation Areas on a federal formula basis. The grant planning and award procedures are published in a State of Illinois workforce notice.
Assistance Consideration
Grants are awarded to designated Local Workforce Innovation Areas on a federal formula basis.
Post Assistance Requirements
Applicants must enter into a grant agreement with the Department of Commerce and follow the program requirements outlined in the funding notice and Grant Agreement.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Expenditures and authorized activities are defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) and the final regulations at 20 CFR Parts 603, 651, 652, 653, 654, 658, 675, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, and 688. All grantees must comply with the program guidance and the uniform administrative requirements
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $111,518,412
FY 2016 : $105,592,278
FY 2017 : $103,862,993
FY 2018 : $100,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
19-681007Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership07/01/201906/30/202151,947,965
18-681007Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership07/01/201806/30/202050,374,327
18-681015United Workforce Development Board Inc07/01/201806/30/20206,586,530
19-681010Will County07/01/201906/30/20216,069,228
19-681015United Workforce Development Board Inc07/01/201906/30/20215,891,196