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Job Data Exchange (JDX)
Develop an app tool for implementing strategies for building talent pipelines to benefit employer-led networks, education and training providers, and credentialing organizations.
Grantor:U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Grant Amount:$83,000
Project Time Line: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

epic logoSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Program Portal Management (EPIC)

Illinois workNet Portal System will provide online customer and program provider outreach engagement, facilitation, management, tracking, and reporting tools to manage the SNAP E & T program management portal.
Grantor: DCEO
Grant Amount: $2,926,312
Project Time Line: October 9, 2015 – March 31, 2019
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/EPIC/AboutEPIC1/Pages/About.aspx

Credential Engine LogoCredential Engine

Improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace by maintaining the open-licensed Credential Registry (CR) and Credential Transparency Language (CTDL) while promoting an open applications marketplace.
Grantor:  Credential Engine
Grant Amount:  $2,000,000
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019
Website URL: https://credentialengine.org/ 

talent pipeline logoTalent Pipeline Management

Develop an app tool for implementing strategies for building talent pipelines to benefit employer-led networks, education and training providers, and credentialing organizations.
Grantor:  U.S. Chamber of Commerce
July 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018
Grant Amount:  $621,974
Develop an app tool for implementing strategies for building talent pipelines to benefit employer-led networks, education and training providers, and credentialing organizations.
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/partners/Pages/iltalent.aspx

ioer logoIllinois Open Educational Resources (IOER) FY19

Coordinate and work with ISBE on planning, testing, and implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) by offerings tools for curating, sharing and creating education and career development resources.
Grantor: Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
Grant Amount: $107,032
Project Time Line: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Website URL: https://ioer.ilsharedlearning.org/

illinois-work-net-logoIL workNet WIOA Rapid Response (Task 1) FY19

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).
Grantor: DCEO
Grant Amount: $498,969
Project Time Line: October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/ 

illinois-work-net-logoIL workNet WIOA Career Services (Task 2) FY19

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).
Grantor: DCEO
Grant Amount: $498,969
Project Time Line: October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/ 

illinois-work-net-logoIL workNet WIOA Strategic Workforce Development Initiative (Task 3) FY19

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).
Grantor: DCEO
Grant Amount: $498,325
Project Time Line: October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019
Website URL:  https://www.illinoisworknet.com/

Talent Marketplace (Interoperability)

Identify how technologies can improve connections and information sharing between employers, learners, and talent service providers in ways that create a more responsive, dynamic, and inclusive talent marketplace. 
Grantor: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Grant Amount: $22,000
Project Time Line: January 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018

Community Youth Employment Programs (CYEP) FY19

Utilize IwN technologies and best practices for streamlining services, information and tools that provide: personalization, real-time dashboards, reports, and communication, engagement and facilitation tools; Assist with developing intake and enrollment processes; Provide guidance and technical assistance to intake location staff and selected service providers; Design and implement outreach for encouraging participation in print and online formats.
Grantor:  DHS
Grant Amount:  $350,000
Project Time Line: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/youthcareerpathwaysnofo  

Web-Based College and Career Pathway Endorsements (CCPE)

Provide support to the Illinois P-20 Council’s College and Career Readiness Committee, EdSystems efforts to implement the recommendations that were included with the PWR Act. The role of SIUC CWD is to develop a Web application prototype to be used initially by up to thirteen communities across Illinois that have been awarded two-year mini grant effective April 2017 for developing college and career pathways aligned to the PWR Act’s endorsement expectations.
Grantor: Education Systems Center at NIU
Grant Amount: $49,999
Project Time Line: March 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019