SPRINGFIELD, IL

COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF

Grant: $156,527,665 - Department of Labor - Feb. 17, 2009

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Award Description: For WIA Youth Grants: To provide employment-related services and high quality work experience, including an expanded summer youth work experience component, to America’s youth ages 14-24 to prepare them for the workplace. For WIA Adult Grants: To provide a variety of work-related employment and training services, including job training opportunities, to unemployed or underemployed adults to support their entry or reentry into the job market. For WIA Dislocated Worker Grants: To provide a variety of work-related employment and training services, including job training opportunities, to laid-off individuals to support their reentry into the job market. Funds must be expended in accordance with all applicable statutes, regulations, policies and guidance, including those of the ARRA of 2009 and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. In addition, ARRA funds must be spent in accordance with applicable State plan including approved modifications and amendments to the plan. The separate WIA program information reported independently is as follows: WIA Dislocated Workers $68,533,653.00, CFDA 17.260; WIA Youth $62,203,400.00, CFDA 17.259; WIA Adult $25,790,612.00, CFDA 17.258.

Project Description: Workforce Development programs serve three populations - Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Workers which have unique eligibility requirements but a common purpose to provide for the training and reemployment of new and existing workers. WIA Adult programs serve low income persons 18 and older. Services include but are not limited to case management, training in demand occupation, placement and retention in employment and support services. WIA Youth programs serve low income persons 14 to 21 years old. The program is designed to focus on in- school and out of school youth, with emphasis on transitions from both secondary and post secondary education into employment. The ARRA expands eligibility for this program to 22 to 24 year olds and reestablishes the Summer Youth program which focuses on work experience as a stand alone activity from May 1st to September 30th. The WIA Dislocated Worker program serves persons who have been terminated or laid off from employment. Services include but are not limited to case management, training in demand occupations, placement and retention in employment and support services.

Jobs Summary: The Workforce Investment Act-ARRA funding will create and retain jobs in ‘Job Training and Employment Coaching’ and summer jobs for youth participants. Recovery Act funded education and training programs will not have a significant number of full-time jobs created. However, in Illinois, Recovery Act funding allowed over 16,000 youth to participate in summer employment opportunities and work readiness training. (Total jobs reported: 2,031)

Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed

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COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62701
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Place of Performance

620 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701
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