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Illinois Energy Transition Navigators Program (CEJA)

Awarding Agency Name Commerce And Econ Opp
Agency Contact John Barr (
Announcement Type Modified
Type of Assistance Instrument Grant
Funding Opportunity Number FY23-1
Funding Opportunity Title Illinois Energy Transition Navigators Program (CEJA)
CSFA Number 420-30-3174
CSFA Popular Name Illinois Energy Transition Navigators Program (CEJA)
Anticipated Number of Awards 13
Estimated Total Program Funding $6,000,000
Award Range $250,000 - $600,000
Source of Funding State
Cost Sharing or Matching
Indirect Costs Allowed Yes
Restrictions on Indirect Costs No
Posted Date 06/06/2023
Application Date Range General announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Technical Assistance Session Offered : Yes
Mandatory : No
Date : 06/13/2023 : 3:00PM
Registration link :

For your application to be considered, your entity must be pre-qualified. For more information on pre-qualification, please visit

Notice of Intent to Apply:  The Department request that Applicants submit a Notice of Intent to Apply (optional) by July 27, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Application Documents – Please read the NOFO Supplement and complete the requirements

Questions and Answers

Submit questions to View responses here.

Additional Information Sessions

Date Time Topic Registration/Responses
6/22/23   3:00PM CEJA Ecosystem Webinar Recording
7/17/23  1:00PM Writing an Effective Proposal  Recording
7/21/23  10:00AM GATA Training Registration link

Regional Networking Fairs

Attend a Regional CEJA Workforce Networking Fair this summer at locations throughout Illinois to connect with people interested in applying for CEJA funding or partnering with another organization to deliver one of the CEJA workforce programs.  Register here.

NOFO Technical Assistance Office Hours

Applicants are invited to sign up for Technical Assistance Office Hours (via Zoom) to receive one-on-one assistance to prepare their proposals. These Office Hours provide an opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on proposal drafts and ideas. Office hours will begin July 31 and continue into August. Sign up here: