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Innovative Bridge and Transitions Grant Program (posted: September 1, 2022)

The ICCB will provide approximately $9.194 million in grant funding opportunities to be administered to support innovative bridge and transition programs.

The purpose of this grant is to:

  • create, support, or expand innovative bridge programs and services;
  • support or create transition programs which improve student transitions to and through postsecondary education and into employment;
  • create programs that promote equity and diversity among those served; and/or
  • create programs and services that support individuals with disabilities.

Grant Period: January 1, 2023- December 31, 2023
Applications Due: October 17, 2022 11:59 p.m. to ICCB.IBT@illinois.gov
Questions? Email: ICCB.IBT@illinois.gov

FY 2023 IBT Bidder’s Conference

Application Materials:


Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce Program (PATH)

PURPOSE:

To create, support, and expand the opportunities of individuals in the nursing pathway and select healthcare pathways to obtain credentials and degrees that allow them to enter and/or advance their careers in the healthcare industry.  Additionally, this grant aims to address the shortage of workers in the healthcare industry that have been exasperated by the COVID 19 pandemic.  Twenty-five (25) million dollars for a grant period of July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023.

Allocations for Districts

For more information and instructions on completing an Implementation Plan, review the Program Design.

Program Design

Templates for Submission by July 29, 2022 to whitney.thompson@illinois.gov

Implementation Plan Template

Uniform Budget Template

Uniform Grant Application Template

Please direct questions about this funding opportunity to Whitney Thompson, Deputy Director for Workforce Education, whitney.thompson@illinois.gov.

FY 2023 PATH FAQ (updated 7.22.22)

FY2023 PATH Grant Kick-off Zoom Meeting (VIDEO)

FY 2023 PATH Quarterly Report Template


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES FOR AEL & IELCE

Integrated English Language and Civics Education Request for Proposal

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is intended to solicit a Request for Proposal from eligible Adult Education Providers (CFR 463.23) that work to achieve the purpose of Section 243 from Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 which is to provide adult education and literacy services in order to

  • Prepare adults who are English Language Learners for, and place such adults in, unsubsidized employment in in-demand industries and occupations that lead to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Integrate with the local workforce development system and its functions to carry out the activities of the program.

IELCE program components provided in combination with Integrated Education and Training program must include Literacy and English Language Acquisition, Civics Education, and Workforce Preparation activities.

Grant period: The initial period is from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 with July 1, 2023 -June 30, 2024 as a Renewal Year.

Notice of Renewal: Email a Notice of Intent to Apply for IELCE programming to iccb.submit.aelrfp@illinois.gov by April 29, 2022.

Application Due Date: Please apply by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022.

Program Lead: Contact Dr. Kathy Olesen-Tracey, Senior Director for Adult Education and Literacy with questions. Kathy.olesen-tracey@illinois.gov

Submit complete application, signature pages, and budget to iccb.submit.aelrfp@illinois.gov

 

Integrated English Language and Civics Education Renewal

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is intended to solicit a Renewal Proposal from currently ICCB IELCE funded AEFLA programs (CFR 463.23) that work to achieve the purpose of Section 243 from Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 which is to provide adult education and literacy services in order to

  • Prepare adults who are English Language Learners for, and place such adults in, unsubsidized employment in in-demand industries and occupations that lead to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Integrate with the local workforce development system and its functions to carry out the activities of the program.

IELCE program components provided in combination with Integrated Education and Training program must include Literacy and English Language Acquisition, Civics Education, and Workforce Preparation activities.

Grant period: The renewal period is from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Notice of Renewal: Email a Notice of Renewal for AEFLA programming to iccb.submit.aelrfp@illinois.gov by April 29, 2022.

Application Due Date: Please apply by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022.

Program Lead: Contact Dr. Kathy Olesen-Tracey, Senior Director for Adult Education and Literacy with questions. Kathy.olesen-tracey@illinois.gov

Submit complete application, signature pages, and budget to iccb.submit.aelrfp@illinois.gov

 

Adult Education and Literacy Renewal

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is intended to solicit a Renewal Proposal from currently ICCB funded AEFLA programs (CFR 463.23) that work to achieve the purpose of Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 which is to provide adult education and literacy services in order to

  1. assist adults in becoming literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency
  2. assist adults who are parents or family members in obtaining education and skills that (a.) are necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children (b.) lead to sustainable improvements in the economic opportunities for their family;
  3. assist adults in attaining a secondary school diploma and in transitioning to postsecondary education and training including through career pathways;
  4. assist immigrants and other individuals who are English language learners improving their
    1. reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills in English
    2. mathematics skills;

acquiring an understanding of the American system of Government, individual freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship.

Grant period: The renewal period is from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Notice of Renewal: Email a Notice of Renewal for AEFLA programming to iccb.submit.aelrfp@illinois.gov by April 29, 2022.

Application Due Date: Please apply by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022.

Program Lead: Contact Dr. Kathy Olesen-Tracey, Senior Director for Adult Education and Literacy with questions. Kathy.olesen-tracey@illinois.gov

Submit complete application, signature pages, and budget to iccb.submit.aelrfp@illinois.gov

 

College Bridge Program  (posted: March 30, 2022)

College Bridge Program

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide minority, first generation, and low-income students with the skills and resources to succeed as they transition into the community college from their high school, or for adults beginning or returning to college, as they transition into college.  Bridge programs can help reduce the academic burdens students face by introducing them to credit bearing coursework, either as seniors in dual credit, or as incoming freshmen at institutions of higher education, without the need for remediation, thereby increasing their chances of success.

Grant period: The grant period is from April 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Pre-award costs from July 1, 2021 are allowable but must be in line with the approved scope of activities.

Application Due Date: Earliest convenience; applications will be processed in order received as this is a non-competitive funding opportunity.  Please apply by 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2022.

Award Amount per Grantee: Maximum amount is $220,000 for the thirty-eight districts and each of the 7 city colleges.

Program Lead: Allison Decker, Senior Director for Academic Affairs and Student Success, Illinois Community College Board, 401 E. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62701, (217) 558-4163, allison.decker@illinois.gov

Submit complete application, budget proposal and questions to allison.decker@illinois.gov.

Application Materials:

Uniform Grant Application – College Bridge

GATA Budget – College Bridge

College Bridge Program Grant Guidelines

ARPA College Bridge Program narrative template

 

Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Opportunity  (posted: March 25, 2022)

Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Opportunity

This grant will support colleges in providing streamlined paths to degrees, licenses, and credentials to members of the early childhood incumbent workforce  in the field of early childhood (EC) education. These funds are provided as part of a larger statewide initiative to establish the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity as mandated in PA 102-0174. The grantee, in receiving these funds, acknowledges that they are intended to help the institution operate as a member of the Consortium (as outlined in PA 102-0174, Section 20, Parts 1-10) and agrees to use the funds for the purposes described therein and to reach the goals.

This grant is intended to provide services to support faculty, students, and institutions to develop successful models that assist with moving students in and through developmental education and enrollment in gateway/credit-bearing coursework.  Applicants should be specific in noting which population they are addressing with each activity.

Grant period: August 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024.  Pre-award costs back to August 2021 are allowable costs to the extent that they would have been allowable if incurred after the date of the award.

Application Due Date: Earliest convenience; applications will be processed in order received as this is a non-competitive funding opportunity.

Maximum Amount per Grantee: See allocation table

Program Lead: Mackenzie Montgomery, Director for Student Services, (217) 557-7119, Mackenzie.Montgomery@illinois.gov

Questions?  Email mackenzie.montgomery@illinois.gov.

Application Materials:

ECE FY22 – FY24 Total Program Funding for Illinois Community Colleges (updated 5/3/22)

ECE Debt Relief Allocations

FY 2023 Early Childhood Education Implementation Plan

Uniform Grant Application – ECACE

GATA Budget ECACE

 

FY22 Competency-Based Education Program Development (posted: November 12, 2021)

FY2022 Competency-Based Education Development

This grant is designed to support competency-based education development in the community college system for the following high-demand sectors; Manufacturing, Allied Health, and Finance Business Services.  Using an equity-guided, community of practice approach, the goal of this grant is to a) build capacity in planning and program development, b) build institutional support, engagement, and knowledge, and c) ultimately, guide and support the institution in transitioning to implementation of a competency-based education program.

Grant period: March 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Application Due Date: January 21, 2022

Maximum Amount per Grantee: $200,000

Program Lead: Whitney Thompson, Deputy Director for Workforce Education

Questions?  Email ICCB.cte@illinois.gov

Application Materials:

Grant NOFO

Uniform Application Template

Uniform Budget Template

Cover Page Template

CBE Action Plan Template

 

FY22 Innovative Bridge and Transitions Bidders Conference FAQ (posted: November 16, 2021)

 

FY21 Workforce Equity Initiative FAQ (posted: November  2, 2021)

 


 

Workforce Equity Initiative (posted: October 4, 2021)

The ICCB will provide approximately $18.7 million in grant funding opportunities to be administered to support the Workforce Equity Initiative. The purpose of this grant initiative is to serve primarily African American students (60% of the population served) by creating, supporting, or expanding short-term (year or less) workforce (credit and/or noncredit) training opportunities in high-need communities focused on specific sectors with identified workforce gaps.

The FY22 Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) Grant announcement has been delayed and will be announced on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

Grant Period: December 1, 2021- December 31, 2022
Applications Due: November, 15, 2021 11:59 p.m. to ICCB.SUBMITRFP@illinois.gov
Questions? Email: ICCB.SUBMITRFP@illinois.gov

Application Materials:

 


 

FY2022 Apprenticeship Scaling Grant
This grant package is designed to support the scaling of apprenticeship programming in Information Technology as identified by ICCB’s U.S. Department of Labor Scaling Apprenticeships Grant project. The project will be focused on high-demand occupational pathways in the Information Technology Pathway Sector and use a model that will allow multiple on-ramps for apprentices at various skill levels. Eligible grant recipients include Illinois postsecondary institutions (public community colleges) that are participants under the Customized Apprenticeship Programming in Information Technology grant project.

Grant Objectives:

  1. Expand employer partnerships, including those in the public sector.
  2. Expand outreach and recruitment for apprentices, including those in targeted populations.
  3. Build on current efforts to meet or exceed performance metrics under the CAP-IT grant.
  4. Build capacity at the institution for the sustainability of apprenticeship activities.

Application Materials are due June 7, 2021, 5 p.m.

 


FY2022 Career and Technical Education Professional Development Grants

These grant opportunities are designed to support the improvement and innovation of professional development and technical assistance, as well as supporting research on equity in Illinois community colleges. The selected focus areas align with the Illinois State Plan for CTE, statewide need, and national initiatives in CTE. Funding is federal through Postsecondary Perkins Title I Leadership money. All deliverables and objectives align with Section 135 (b) of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). There are three separate grant opportunities below. Please carefully read each Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) as there as additional eligibility requirements in each.

Eligible Applicants: To be eligible, an applicant must be in the state of Illinois, in good standing with Illinois, and be one of the following. Additional eligibility criteria are laid out within each respective NOFO.

  • Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)
  • Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)
  • Public or Private nonprofit agencies

Applications Posted: April 15, 2021

Applications Due: May 28, 2021 to ICCB.cte@illinois.gov

  1. CTE Professional Development and Technical Assistance Grant
    1. Total Award Amount: $375,000
    2. Required Grant Forms:
      1. NOFO
      2. Grant Cover Page and Work Plan
      3. Uniform Budget (The Uniform Budget may not open with all browsers. If you are unable to open the document, you can download the file, save it to your computer, and then open the document from your computer.)
  1. Community College Research and Technical Assistance Grant
    1. Total Award Amount: $375,000
    2. Required Grant Forms:
      1. NOFO
      2. Grant Cover Page and Work Plan
      3. Uniform Budget (The Uniform Budget may not open with all browsers. If you are unable to open the document, you can download the file, save it to your computer, and then open the document from your computer.)
  1. Innovative CTE Programming Grant
    1. Total Award Amount: $100,000
    2. Required Grant Forms:
      1. NOFO
      2. Grant Cover Page and Work Plan
      3. Uniform Budget (The Uniform Budget may not open with all browsers. If you are unable to open the document, you can download the file, save it to your computer, and then open the document from your computer.)

 

FY2022 Adult Education Professional Development and Technical Assistance Grant

This grant package is designed to solicit proposals from eligible applicants to provide professional development and technical assistance to adult education programs under Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.

Funding Priorities: There are three funding priorities which include:

  1. Workplace Development
  2. Adult Basic Education / Adult Secondary Education and NRS Assessment
  3. English as a Second Language, Evidence-Based Reading Instruction, and NRS Assessment

Posted: April 15, 2021

Grant Range: $400,000-$1,200,000

Eligible Applicants: To be eligible, an applicant must be in the state of Illinois, in good standing with Illinois, and be:

  • Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)
  • Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)
  • Public or Private nonprofit agencies

Additionally, to be considered for funding under this AEL PDN TA Request for Proposal, an applicant of demonstrated effectiveness must include the following:

  • A minimum of 5-years of professional development and technical assistance for programs serving adult education and literacy.
  • A minimum of 5-years of experience in providing professional development on topics related to the Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act, service integration, Integrated Education and Training Programs (ICAPS), work-based learning, programs of study, career pathways, and curriculum and instruction for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities.
  • A minimum of 5-years of experience in providing professional development on ESL, Assessment, AEL Content Standards, virtual learning communities, and on-site technical assistance.
  • Ability to travel on-site to funded programs and provide targeted technical assistance.

Applications Due: May 28, 2021.

Required Grant Forms:

  • NOFO
  • Grant Cover Page and Work Plan
  • Uniform Budget (The Uniform Budget may not open with all browsers. If you are unable to open the document, you can download the file, save it to your computer, and then open the document from your computer.)

 


FY 2022 Adult Education and Literacy Request for Proposal (RFP)


FY 2023 Early School Leaver Transition Program (ESLTP) NOFO

FY 2022 Early School Leaver Transition Program (ESLTP) NOFO


 

Existing Grant Updates
State Grant Extensions
  • FY2019 Innovative Bridge and Transitions grant will now end – June 30, 2020
  • FY2020 Innovative Bridge and Transitions grant will now end – June 30, 2021
  • Transitional Math Support Grant will now end – June 30, 2021
  • Transitional English Pilot Grant scheduled to end on June 2020 will now end – June 30, 2021
  • FY2020 Workforce Equity Initiative will now end – June 30, 2021

 

FY21 ICCB-IDHS CURES Act Funding