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OER, Open Educational Resources, powered by ISLEIllinois Open Educational Resources (IOER) - FY20

Maintain all of IOER’s existing components and provide technical and content support.
Grantor: Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
Grant Amount: $95,825
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Website URL: https://ioer.ilsharedlearning.org/

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 – December 31, 2019

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 – December 31, 2019
Website URL: https://credentialengine.org/ 

Talent 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, 2019
Grant Amount:  $681,874
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.uschamberfoundation.org/talent-pipeline-management

T3 LogoT-3 Innovation Phase II
Phase II of the T3 Innovation Network Project, which identified ten priority projects related to technology improving 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
March 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020
Total Grant Amount:$80,000 
Website URL: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/t3-innovation 

Community Youth Employment Programs—(CYEP) FY20

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:  Department of Human Services
Total Grant Amount:  $275,722
Project Time Line: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Website URL:  https://www.illinoisworknet.com/ycppartners

 LogoWIOA ePolicy App

Provide a white-labeled ePolicy app for the State of Iowa (similar to the WIOA ePolicy Web App designed and developed by SIUC CWD for the State of Illinois) in order to use all existing functions of the Illinois’ WIOA ePolicy Web app.
Grantor:  Iowa Workforce Development
Total Grant Amount:  $56,687         
Project Time Line: September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Website URL:  https://apps.il-work-net.com/WIOAPolicy/Policy/Home

 logoIllinois workNet WIOA Programs—Rapid Response (Task 1)-FY 20

Develop, support, and refine tools to be used in Commerce’s layoff aversion strategies and assist in the coordination of dislocated workers.   Support workforce development in administering the required statewide activities under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Grantor:  DCEO
Total Grant Amount:  $500,000
Project Time Line: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020
Website URL:  https://illinoisworknet.com

Logo Illinois workNet Career Services (Task 2)—--Career Services-FY 20

Develop, support, and maintain electronic tools and services offered on Illinois workNet to Adults, Dislocated Workers and Youth.  Support workforce development in administering the required statewide activities under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Grantor:  DCEO
Total Grant Amount:  $550,000
Project Time Line: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020
Website URL:  https://illinoisworknet.com

 LogoIllinois workNet WIOA Programs—Strategic Workforce Initiatives (Task 3)--FY 20

Develop and support electronic tools and services offered on Illinois workNet for on-demand strategic workforce development initiatives, including state and regional sector-based initiatives and their integration with state agency partners and state workforce innovation projects.
Grantor:  DCEO
Total Grant Amount:  $550,000
Project Time Line: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/apprenticeshipil/Pages/default.aspx

 logoIllinois workNet WIOA Programs—Supporting SNAP Employment and Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Programs   (Task 4)--FY 20 Task 4

Build off Illinois workNet EPIC tools to support statewide requirements and policies for SNAP employment and ABAWD programs.   Support workforce development in administering the statewide activities under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Grantor:  DCEO
Total Grant Amount:  $625,000
Project Time Line: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020
Website URL:  https://www.illinoisworknet.com/EPIC/AboutEPIC1/Pages/About.aspx

 Illinois workNet: WDQI ProPath Illinois -- FY 20

Design and development of WDQI ProPath Illinois Common Program Information (PPI) to improve information about and access to transparent and comparable credential information.  This will address the problem of inadequate information about career pathway programs and outcomes for Illinois residents pursuing nontraditional postsecondary education and workforce training.
Grantor:  DCEO
Total Grant Amount:  $299,999
Project Time Line: Pending
Website URL: In Process