WIOA Statewide Rapid Response - Formula
CSFA Number: 420-30-0081
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Program 65-1
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 Dislocated Workers as well as employers seeking skilled workers by improving the workforce system. 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
The Rapid Response program helps laid off workers transition to new employment as quickly as possible. The program emphasizes the use of layoff aversion (proactive measures to avoid/minimize layoffs) and its critical role in creating high-performing Rapid Response systems. Rapid Response supports the goals of retaining jobs that meet the needs of Illinois employers, and expanding career opportunities for youth and adults throughout the state.
Types of Assistance
Project 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 Investment Boards, or their designated fiscal agent, are eligible respondents for a region. Eligible project participants are WIOA-eligible Dislocated Workers. Non-formula rapid response grants are awarded based on the requirements outlined in the Rapid Response Funding Policy.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; Other; For-Profit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Statewide rapid response grants are awarded based on the WIOA Rapid Response funding policy and procedures.
Assistance Consideration
Statewide rapid response grants are awarded based on the specific needs of the local workforce area or other qualified organization in providing Rapid Response services.
Post Assistance Requirements
Applicants must enter into a Grant Agreement with the Department of Commerce and follow the program requirements outlined in the 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 : $11,039,446
FY 2016 : $11,687,621
FY 2017 : $9,573,435
FY 2018 : $10,000,000
FY 2019 : $5,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
18-651007Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership01/01/201906/30/20201,534,255
18-651027National Able Network Inc10/01/201806/30/20201,397,187
19-651027National Able Network Inc10/01/201906/30/2021854,027
19-651022County of Madison07/01/201912/31/2020461,370
17-651015United Workforce Development Board Inc07/01/201706/30/2020421,314