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Disability Benefits Estimator

October 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010

Grant Amount: $10,000

Description:   Developed online disability benefits estimator.

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Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Customer Engagement and Facilitation System

Grantor: Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

July 1, 2013 –December 31, 2013

Grant Amount: $99,747

Description:  Rebuild disabilityworks.org as an Illinois workNet sub-site.

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Disability Resources Pathway/Illinois workNet         

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Grant Amount: $40,989

Description: This was a small grant to create a pathway in the Illinois workNet portal for unemployed or underemployed disabled workers.

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Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Website Redesign and Customer Relationship Management System Plans                                                                                                                       

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

January 2012 – May 2012

Grant Amount: $152,433

Description:   This was for initial planning work for DCEO to completely redesign their website.  We have not received an additional grant at this time for implementation.

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Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Website Re-design and Build

Grantor: Illinois Department of Employment Security

September 28, 2010 – June 30, 2014

Grant Amount: $2,295,505

Description:   Complete redesign of the IDES website.

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Illinois Pathways Open E-Learning Resource Repository Research Project

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

January 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012

Grant Amount: $169,982              

Description:   This was a grant from DCEO to allow workNet staff to become statewide experts on the use of learning maps in an educational setting

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Illinois Shared Learning Environment (ISLE) Phase I

Grantor: University of Illinois NCSA

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014

Grant Amount: $624,470

Description:   The ISLE grant is an online platform that empowers educators and learners with integrated data and tools to personalize learning and drive success for pre-K through career via open and accessible technologies.   

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Illinois Shared Learning Environment (ISLE) Phase II

Grantor:  Northern Illinois University

April 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016

Grant Amount:   $1,046,738

Description:   The ISLE grant is an online platform that empowers educators and learners with integrated data and tools to personalize learning and drive success for pre-K through career via open and accessible technologies.   

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Illinois workNet

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

October 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006

Grant Amount:  $902,543

Description:  Create and design Illinois workNet.

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Illinois workNet and Illinois Pathways

Grantor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013

Grant Amount: $900,000

Description:   The Illinois workNet portal funded by DCEO has existed since 2006.  A Pathway has been inserted in the Portal to focus on STEM learning as a part of the State’s broader Race to the Top. initiative. 

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Illinois workNet Dislocated Worker

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

June 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015

Grant Amount:  $584,400.84

Description:  Illinois workNet Web and Mobile Applications for Layoff Aversion and Dislocated Workers.

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Illinois workNet Integration and Training

Grantor:  Illinois workNet Integration and Training

July 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011

Grant Amount:  $1,159,208

Description:  Provide training and support to workforce partners.

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Illinois workNet Integration and Training

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

Grant Amount:  $999,981

Description:  Provide training and support to workforce partners.

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Illinois workNet Integration and Training

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

Grant Amount:  $999,760

Description:  Provide training and support to workforce partners.

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Illinois workNet Integration and Training

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008

Grant Amount:  $994,036

Description:  Provide training and support to workforce partners.

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Illinois workNet Online Instruction

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

December 1, 2004 – November 30, 2006

Grant Amount: $435,588

Description:   Develop online course and migrate Illinois workNet from vendor to SIU.

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Illinois workNet Portal Technical Support

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011

Grant Amount:  $1,139,637

Description:  Maintain and enhance Illinois workNet.

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Illinois workNet Portal Technology Support

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008

Grant Amount: $989,638

Description:   Maintain and enhance Illinois workNet.

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Illinois workNet Portal Technology Support

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007

Grant Amount: $791,227

Description:   Maintain and enhance Illinois workNet.

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Illinois workNet Rapid Response Web Applications

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

June 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014

Grant Amount: $1,299,767

Description: Develop layoff aversion and recovery tools and re-platform Illinois workNet.

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Illinois workNet Summer Youth Employment Program – 2014

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

June 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Grant Amount:  $124,936

Description:   Support DCEO/DHS as they issue grants to youth service providers who will use Illinois workNet to identify youth, report and track activities.

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Illinois workNet Technical Support

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

Grant Amount:  $999,747

Description:  Maintain and enhance Illinois workNet.

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Illinois workNet Technical Support

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

Grant Amount:  $998,631

Description:  Maintain and enhance Illinois workNet.

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Illinois workNet Training and Support

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007

Grant Amount:  $977,777

Description:  Provide workNet training and support to workforce partners.

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Illinois workNet WIA Adult and Youth

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015

Grant Amount:  $497,722

Description:  Illinois workNet Web and Mobile Applications for WIA Adult and Youth Services.

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Illinois workNet WIOA Programs—--Career Services-FY 16

Grantor:  DCEO

October 9, 2015 – September 30, 2016

Grant Amount:  $498,434

Description:  Develop and support electronic tools and services offered on Illinois workNet to support workforce development in administering the required statewide activities under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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Illinois workNet WIOA Programs—Rapid Response-FY 16

Grantor:  DCEO

October 9, 2015 – September 30, 2016

Grant Amount:  $498,434

Description:  Develop and support electronic tools and services offered on Illinois workNet to support workforce development in administering the required statewide activities under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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Illinois workNet WIOA Programs—Strategic Workforce Initiatives--FY 16

Grantor:  DCEO

October 9, 2015 – September 30, 2016

Grant Amount:  $499,830

Description:  Develop and support electronic tools and services offered on Illinois workNet to support workforce development in administering the required statewide activities under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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National Emergency Flood Cleanup Grant 2011

Grantor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

November 1, 2011 – June 30, 2013

Grant Amount:  $29,115

Description:  Work experience program payroll tracking system.

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National Emergency Flood Cleanup Grant 2013

Grantor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Grant Amount:  $20,000

Description:  Work experience program payroll tracking system.

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Online Community Assessment Tool

Grantor: Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

November 28, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Grant Amount: $57,864

Description: This was a community assessment tool developed for the State Chamber of Commerce.

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Scaled Models for Certificate of Delivery in Manufacturing and Energy

Grantor:  The Manufacturing Institute

January 28 – March 31, 2014

Grant Amount:  $25,000

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State of Illinois Summer Youth Employment Program 2013

Grantor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013

Grant Amount:  $49,994

Description:  Developed online participant application for enrollment, workplace skill activities, assessments, and participant tracking system.

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State of Illinois WIA EEO Webinars

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Spring 2012

Amount: $1,030

Description: Hosted a webinar series.

Disability Benefits Estimator

Grantor: DCEO and Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (IDHFS).

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TANF ARRA Summer Youth Employment

Grantor:  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Illinois Department of Human Services

Summer 2009- Summer 2010

Grant Amount: $45,760

Description:   Developed online tracking system for summer youth employment program.

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Workforce Innovation Fund (Discover Manufacturing and Accelerated Training for Illinois)

Grantor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015

Grant Amount:  $439,818

Description:  Develop Discover Manufacturing website, online enrollment application, personal training and employment plans, dashboards and reports.

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