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  • Climate Works Pre-apprenticeship NOFO.  The application to deliver this program closed July 3, 2023. Applications are in review. 
  • Displaced Energy Worker Dependent Transition Scholarship Program. This program provides assistance to children (including adopted and stepchildren) of eligible displaced energy workers. It is designed to support students who are deterred from attending or completing an educational program at an Illinois institution because of a parent's layoff from a retiring power plant or a closing coal mine. Tuition and fees at public colleges or community colleges are covered for a period equal to one calendar year, including a summer term, for undergraduate or graduate study.  To apply, fill out the application and submit online through the  Program Applications & Status Checks area of the ISAC Student Portal.

    Applicants must upload proof of the displaced energy worker's loss of employment due to the reduced operation or closure of a fossil fuel power plant or coal mine that occurred on or after September 15, 2016. To be considered for funds for the full academic year, the application must be submitted to ISAC on or before October 1st of the academic year for which assistance is being requested. Learn more here. If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to the ISAC Call Center at 800.899.ISAC (4722) or

Announcements Archive

  • Regional CEJA Networking Fairs and Workforce Ecosystem Webinar. In July, DCEO held regional CEJA networking fairs to help people build partnerships to apply for CEJA workforce funding opportunities and to meet clean energy employers.  Watch the presentation that describes the CEJA workforce ecosystem or view the Networking Fair presentation slides.  
  • CEJA Workforce Planning Workshops. In February, DCEO hosted two workshops to provide information about upcoming CEJA workforce and contractor programs and how organizations can prepare to apply for funding. If you missed the workshops, you can watch the presentation here, or you can go ahead and access the slides