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CEJA Updates & Program Status

Programs Currently Accepting Applications

Program Name Entities Eligible to Apply Deadline & Link to Application
Illinois Clean Jobs Workforce Network Program Community-based organizations, including community colleges, nonprofits, and local governments Application 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 applications that were received by the February 23, 2024 5:00 pm 2nd round deadline will be reviewed and awarded before applications that were submitted after this time.  As of February 23, the Department has not received any applications for the Danville hub region. 
Illinois Energy Transition Navigator Program Community-based providers, including not-for-profit organizations Application 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 applications that were received by the February 23, 2024 5:00pm 2nd round deadline will be reviewed and awarded before applications that were submitted after this time.   As of February 23, the Department has not received any applications for the East St. Louis hub region.
Equitable Energy Future Grant Program Equity Eligible Contractors Application link
Currently accepting applications on a rolling basis
Returning Resident Clean Jobs Training Program Community-based organizations, including community colleges, nonprofits, and local governments Application link
Applications submitted by April 15, 2024 will be considered for the first round of reviews.

Energy Transition Community Grant Program

Communities in an area with a closure or reduced operation of a fossil fuel power plant, coal mine, or nuclear plant.

Programs Awarded

Grantees have been selected for the following programs:

  • Multi-cultural Job Training Program
  • Craft Apprenticeship Program
  • Solar Training Pipeline Program
  • Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Grant Program
  • Energy Transition Community Grant Program

Review this spreadsheet for grantee awards, amounts, locations, and contact information.

Applications Under Review

  • Climate Works Pre-apprenticeship Program
  • Energy Transition Navigator Program
  • Clean Jobs Workforce Network Program
  • Clean Energy Contractor Incubator Program

Program Applications to be Released

Workforce Programs

  • Returning Resident Clean Jobs Program

Contractor Programs

  • Clean Energy Primes Contractor Accelerator Program

Other Programs

  • Community Solar and Energy Sovereignty Grant Program (Part of the Jobs and Environmental Justice Grant Program)

 

Press Releases

Upcoming Public Engagement Opportunities

Energy Transition Workforce Commission Future Meetings:

Learn more

Attend Networking Events in January to learn more about the CEJA workforce programs and to form partnerships to apply for funding. Register for an event

  • Danville: January 22, 1-3 pm - ONLINE ONLY

 

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