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The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is excited to welcome and work with potential grantees in the State of Illinois. We wish to equip individuals and organizations with the tools they need to execute successful programs that strengthen our communities, boost our economy, and empower the citizens of our state. We’re excited to share new training opportunities and resources to assist grantees in establishing grant programs. 

Each week, the Technical Support Team of the Office of Accountability will offer live Office Hour sessions via Webex in which potential and current Grantees may attend to ask questions and seek assistance. Technical Support Managers will be online to field questions, demonstrate steps, or provide instructions as needed to assist entities and individuals with the grant process.

We’re also happy to share our monthly training on Pre-Qualification. Each month the DCEO Technical Support Team will discuss the steps needed to obtain and maintain Pre-Qualification throughout your grant program. Join us for an introductory look at this vital requirement, and what you can do to begin your journey with DCEO.

DCEO will also offer monthly trainings on various topics pertaining to grant management. Each month we will discuss a different component, process, or emerging practice that can benefit potential and existing grantees.

Complete a short form to learn more about the valuable resources offered by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. We look forward to working with you! 

DCEO Help Desk

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is excited to offer the resources and assistance of the Grantee Help Desk. This tool is for grantees, grant managers, and anyone interested in learning more about grants with DCEO. Inquiries may be submitted to the Help Desk via email or form.

The Help Desk operates Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. All inquiries submitted outside of these hours will be addressed the following business day.

When submitting a question, please be as detailed as possible. If applicable, include your GATA ID Number or relevant information pertaining to your question.

Grant Management

Grantees with the State of Illinois are assigned Grant Managers to help plan and execute the grant process by managing compliance, documentation, and required processes.  Grant Managers are available to assist with inquiries and potential obstacles grantees may encounter. Access your GATA Profile and see the State Agency contact section to find your grant manager and cognizant agency.