Apprenticeship Expansion Program
CSFA Number: 420-30-0082
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
Program 11
Agency Contact
John Barr
312-814-8428
John.W.Barr@Illinois.gov
Short Description
Grants to local workforce areas and other qualified grantees for projects that demonstrate innovative strategies or replicate effective evidence-based strategies that align and strengthen the workforce investment system in order to improve program delivery and education and employment outcomes for program beneficiaries.
Subject Area
Economic Development
Program Function
Education Employment, Labor, and Training
Enabling Legislation
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Public Law 113-128
Objectives and Goals
The goals of the project are outlined in the applicable federal Solicitation for Grant Application and restated in the State of Illinois Notice of Funding Opportunity.
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 Part 652; Part 660 et. al. All grantees must comply with the program guidance and the uniform administrative requirements.
Eligibility Requirements
The eligibility requirements are outlined in the federal Solicitation for Grant Applications and State Notice of Funding Opportunity. Eligible project participants are WIOA-eligible participants that are located within the project's pilot areas.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
A Notice of Funding Opportunity is issued by the Office of Employment and Training soliciting applications for grant Funds.
Assistance Consideration
The grantees are selected based on the criteria outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity
Post Assistance Requirements
Applicants must enter into a Grant Agreement with the Department of Commerce and follow the program requirements outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and Grant Agreement.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Expenditures and authorized activities are defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 105-220) and the final regulations at 20 CFR Part 652; Part 660 et. al. All grantees must follow the uniform administrative requirements applicable to their organization
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $418,050
FY 2016 : $308,679
FY 2017 : $200,674
FY 2018 : $1,300,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details82-210 2017 Apprenticeship Plus ADULT ProgramNot Applicable01/30/2017 - 04/17/2017 : 5:00 PM
DetailsNOFO 82-580 Apprenticeship Expansion Program$50000 - $50000008/01/2018 - 09/17/2018 : 5:00PM
DetailsApprenticeship Expansion Program - 2019$50000 - $30000010/15/2019 - 12/03/2019 : 5:00PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
17-112085National Able Network Inc12/01/201806/30/2020350,000
17-112081Calumet Area Industrial Commission12/01/201806/30/2020250,000
17-112087Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education12/01/201806/30/2020208,900
17-112083Prairie State College12/01/201806/30/2020200,000
17-112084Western Illinois Works Inc12/01/201806/30/2020200,000