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Illinois Clean Jobs Workforce Network Program (CEJA) Notice of Funding Opportunity 3197-2586)

Awarding Agency Name Commerce And Econ Opp
Agency Contact Karen Lockhart (
Announcement Type Initial
Type of Assistance Instrument Grant
Funding Opportunity Number FY24-1
Funding Opportunity Title Illinois Clean Jobs Workforce Network Program
CSFA Number 420-30-3197
CSFA Popular Name CEJA Workforce Network Program
Anticipated Number of Awards 13
Estimated Total Program Funding $37,900,000
Award Range Not Applicable
Source of Funding State
Cost Sharing or Matching
Indirect Costs Allowed Yes
Restrictions on Indirect Costs No
Posted Date 07/07/2023
Application Date Range 07/07/2023 - 03/31/2024 : 5:00PM
Technical Assistance Session Offered : Yes
Mandatory : No
Date : 07/14/2023 : 3:00PM
Registration link :

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

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


Questions and Answers

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Notice of Intent to Apply (optional)

Complete this form by August 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm to let DCEO know you intend to apply.

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

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: