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90_HB2909enr 20 ILCS 605/46.19j Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Changes the name of the Job Training and Economic Development Demonstration Grant Program to the Job Training and Economic Development Grant Program. Deletes the requirement that the Director of Commerce and Community Affairs shall make not less than 12 and not more than 20 demonstration project grants. Effective immediately. LRB9010051MWcd HB2909 Enrolled LRB9010051MWcd 1 AN ACT to amend the Civil Administrative Code of 2 Illinois by changing Section 46.19j. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is 6 amended by changing Section 46.19j as follows: 7 (20 ILCS 605/46.19j) 8 Sec. 46.19j. Job Training and Economic Development 9 Demonstration Grant Program. 10 (a) Legislative findings. The General Assembly finds 11 that: 12 (1) despite the large number of unemployed job 13 seekers, many employers are having difficulty matching 14 the skills they require with the skills of workers; a 15 similar problem exists in industries where overall 16 employment may not be expanding but there is an acute 17 need for skilled workers in particular occupations; 18 (2) the State of Illinois should foster local 19 economic development by linking the job training of 20 unemployed disadvantaged citizens with the workforce 21 needs of local business and industry; and 22 (3) employers often need assistance in developing 23 training resources that will provide work opportunities 24 for disadvantaged populations. 25 (b) Definitions. As used in this Section
Act: 26 "Community based provider" means a not-for-profit 27 organization, with local boards of directors, that directly 28 provides job training services. 29 "Disadvantaged persons" has the same meaning as the term 30 is defined in Titles TitleII-A and II-C of the federal Job 31 Training Partnership Act. HB2909 Enrolled -2- LRB9010051MWcd 1 "Training partners" means a community-based provider and 2 one or more employers who have established training and 3 placement linkages. 4 (c) From funds appropriated for that purpose, the 5 Department of Commerce and Community Affairs shall administer 6 a Job Training and Economic Development Demonstration Grant 7 Program. The Director shall make not less than 12 and not 8 more than 20 demonstration project grants to community-based 9 providers. The grants shall be made to support the 10 following: 11 (1) partnerships between community-based providers 12 and employers for the customized training of existing 13 low-skilled, low-wage employees and newly hired 14 disadvantaged persons; and 15 (2) partnerships between community-based providers 16 and employers to develop and operate training programs 17 that wouldlink the work force needs of local industry 18 with the job training of unemployeddisadvantaged 19 persons. 20 (d) For projects created under paragraph (1) of 21 subsection (c) (b): 22 (1) the Department shall give a priority to 23 projects that include an in-kind match by an employer in 24 partnership with a community-based provider and projects 25 that use instructional materials and training instructors 26 directly used in the specific industry sector of the 27 partnership employer; and 28 (2) the partnership employer must be an active 29 participant in the curriculum development, employ under 30 250 workers, and train primarily disadvantaged 31 populations. 32 (e) For projects created under paragraph (2) of 33 subsection (c) (b): 34 (1) community based organizations shall assess the HB2909 Enrolled -3- LRB9010051MWcd 1 employment barriers and needs of local residents and work 2 in partnership with local economic development 3 organizations to identify the priority workforce needs of 4 the local industry; 5 (2) training partners, that is, community-based 6 organizations and employers, shall work together to 7 design programs with maximum benefits to local 8 disadvantaged persons and local employers; 9 (3) employers must be involved in identifying 10 specific skill-training needs, planning curriculum, 11 assisting in training activities, providing job 12 opportunities, and coordinating job retention for people 13 hired after training through this program and follow-up 14 support; and 15 (4) the community-based organizations shall serve 16 disadvantaged persons, including welfare recipients. 17 (f) The Department shall adopt rules for the grant 18 program and shall create a competitive application procedure 19 for those grants to be awarded beginning in fiscal year 1998. 20 Grants shall be based on a performance based contracting 21 system. Each grant shall be based on the cost of providing 22 the training services and the goals negotiated and made a 23 part of the contract between the Department and the training 24 partners. The goals shall include the number of people to be 25 trained, the number who stay in the program, the number who 26 complete the program, the number who enter employment, their 27 wages, and the number who retain employment. The level of 28 success in achieving employment, wage, and retention goals 29 shall be a primary consideration for determining contract 30 renewals and subsequent funding levels. In setting the 31 goals, due consideration shall be given to the education, 32 work experience, and job readiness of the trainees; their 33 barriers to employment; and the local job market. Periodic 34 payments under the contracts shall be based on the degree to HB2909 Enrolled -4- LRB9010051MWcd 1 which the relevant negotiated goals have been met during the 2 payment period. 3 (Source: P.A. 90-474, eff. 1-1-98; revised 1-7-98.) 4 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 5 becoming law.
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