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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: $1,815,005
Project Time Line: October 9, 2015 – December 31, 2018
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)
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)
March 30, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Grant Amount:  $200,000

Website URL: https://ioer.ilsharedlearning.org/

illinois-work-net-logoIL workNet WIOA Rapid Response (Task 1) FY18
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: $499,982
Project Time Line: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/ 

illinois-work-net-logoIL workNet WIOA Career Services (Task 2) FY18
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: $499,982
Project Time Line: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/ 

illinois-work-net-logoIL workNet WIOA Strategic Workforce Development Initiative (Task 3) FY18
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: $499,929
Project Time Line: October 1, 2017– September 30, 2018
Website URL:  https://www.illinoisworknet.com/

Talent Marketplace
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
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:  $318,840
Project Time Line: October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Website URL: https://www.illinoisworknet.com/youthcareerpathwaysnofo