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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 - 06/30/2024 : 5:00PM
Technical Assistance Session Offered : Yes
Mandatory : No
Date : 07/14/2023 : 3:00PM
Registration link :
  • Applications accepted on a rolling, first come, first served basis through June 30, 2024 or until all of the funds that are earmarked for this NOFO are awarded.  Please note that DCEO is currently accepting applications to the Clean Jobs Workforce Network Program (“Workforce Hubs”) for the following regions: Carbondale, Danville and Peoria

For your application to be considered, your entity must be pre-qualified. For resources on pre-qualification and other grant topics, please visit

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


Questions and Answers

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Additional Information Sessions

Date Time Topic Registration/Recordings
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 Recording
1/5/2024 12:00PM CEJA Workforce Network Hubs and Energy Transition Navigator Programs: Apply for Funding, Round 2 Recording
1/12/2024 12:00PM Developing a CEJA Program Budget: Avoiding Pitfalls Recording
1/19/2024 12:00PM Rolling Back the Curtain: What CEJA Grant Reviewers are Looking For Recording
4/15/2024 1:00PM Champaign/Danville Networking Event – ET Navigator & Clean Jobs Workforce Network  Registration

NOFO Technical Assistance Office Hours

Applicants are invited to sign up for Technical Assistance Office Hours (via Zoom) to receive one-on-one assistance from a CEJA Program Coach to prepare their proposals. These office hours provide an opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on proposal drafts and ideas. Sign up here.