|Public Act 096-0171
||LRB096 04460 RCE 14512 b
AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by changing Section 605-800 as follows:
(20 ILCS 605/605-800)
(was 20 ILCS 605/46.19a in part)
Training grants for skills in critical
(a) Grants to provide training in fields affected by
demands for certain skills may be made as provided in
(b) The Director may make grants to eligible employers or
to other eligible
entities on behalf of employers as authorized
in subsection (c) to provide
training for employees in fields
for which there are critical demands for
participating employee may be an unauthorized alien, as defined
in 8 U.S.C. 1324a.
(c) The Director may accept applications for training grant
funds and grant
requests from: (i) entities sponsoring
multi-company eligible employee
training projects as defined
in subsection (d), including business
business partnerships, institutions of secondary or
education, large manufacturers for supplier network companies,
Job Training Partnership Act administrative entities
or grant recipients, and
labor organizations when those
projects will address common training needs
participating companies; and (ii) individual employers that
undertaking eligible employee training projects as defined
(d), including intermediaries and training
(d) The Director may make grants to eligible applicants as
defined in subsection (c) for employee training projects that
include, but need not be limited to, one or more of the
(1) Training programs in response to new or changing
technology being introduced in the workplace.
(2) Job-linked training that offers special skills for
advancement or that is preparatory for, and leads
directly to, jobs with
definite career potential and
long-term job security.
(3) Training necessary to implement total quality
or improvement or both management and
improvement systems within the
(4) Training related to new machinery or equipment.
(5) Training of employees of companies that are
new markets or expanding exports from
(6) Basic, remedial, or both basic and remedial
training of employees
as a prerequisite for other
vocational or technical skills training or as a
for sustained employment.
(7) Self-employment training of the unemployed and
instructional programs and services,
education and training initiatives for youth and adult
learners in cooperation with the Illinois Institute for
Education, training and education,
conferences, workshops, and best practice
local program operators of entrepreneurial education and
self-employment training programs.
(8) Other training activities or projects, or both
training activities and
projects, related to the support,
development, or evaluation of job training
activities, and delivery systems, including training needs
(e) Grants shall be made on the terms and conditions that
shall determine. No grant made under subsection
(d), however, shall exceed 50%
of the direct costs of all
approved training programs provided by the employer
employer's training agent or other entity as defined in
(c). Under this Section, allowable costs include,
but are not limited to:
(1) Administrative costs of tracking, documenting,
processing training funds or project costs.
(2) Curriculum development.
(3) Wages and fringe benefits of employees.
(4) Training materials, including scrap product costs.
(5) Trainee travel expenses.
(6) Instructor costs, including wages, fringe
tuition, and travel expenses.
(7) Rent, purchase, or lease of training equipment.
(8) Other usual and customary training costs.
Department may conduct
Director will ensure that a
minimum of one
conducted by the Department either during the course of
grant period or within 6 months following the end of the grant
The Department shall
trainee employment dates
and wages and to ensure
that the grantee's financial management
structured to provide for accurate, current, and
complete disclosure of the
financial results of the grant
program in accordance with all provisions,
conditions contained in the grant contract.
must, on request by the Department, provide to the Department a
notarized certification signed and dated by a duly authorized
representative of the applicant, or that representative's
authorized designee, certifying that all participating
employees are employed at an Illinois facility and, for each
participating employee, stating the employee's name and
providing either (i) the employee's social security number or
(ii) a statement that the applicant has adequate written
verification that the employee is employed at an Illinois
facility. The Department may audit the accuracy of submissions.
Applicants sponsoring multi-company training grant programs
shall obtain information meeting the requirement of this
subsection from each participating company and provide it to
the Department upon request.
(g) The Director may establish and collect a schedule of
charges from subgrantee entities and other system users under
job-training programs for participating in and
utilizing the Department's
automated job-training program
information systems if the systems and the
participation and utilization are requirements of the federal
job-training programs. All monies collected pursuant to this
shall be deposited into the Title III Social
Security and Employment Fund,
except that any moneys that may
be necessary to pay liabilities outstanding
as of June 30, 2000
shall be deposited into the Federal Job-Training
Systems Revolving Fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-454, eff. 8-16-97; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00;
8-11-99; 91-704, eff. 7-1-00.)
This Act takes effect upon