Public Act 096-0171
HB0624 Enrolled 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:
    Section 5. 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)
    Sec. 605-800. Training grants for skills in critical
    (a) Grants to provide training in fields affected by
critical demands for certain skills may be made as provided in
this Section.
    (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 certain skills. No
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 associations, strategic
business partnerships, institutions of secondary or higher
education, large manufacturers for supplier network companies,
federal Job Training Partnership Act administrative entities
or grant recipients, and labor organizations when those
projects will address common training needs identified by
participating companies; and (ii) individual employers that
are undertaking eligible employee training projects as defined
in subsection (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
    career 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
    management or improvement or both management and
    improvement systems within the workplace.
        (4) Training related to new machinery or equipment.
        (5) Training of employees of companies that are
    expanding into 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 condition
    for sustained employment.
        (7) Self-employment training of the unemployed and
    underemployed with comprehensive, competency-based
    instructional programs and services, entrepreneurial
    education and training initiatives for youth and adult
    learners in cooperation with the Illinois Institute for
    Entrepreneurial Education, training and education,
    conferences, workshops, and best practice information for
    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 programs,
    activities, and delivery systems, including training needs
    assessment and design.
    (e) Grants shall be made on the terms and conditions that
the Department 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 or the
employer's training agent or other entity as defined in
subsection (c). Under this Section, allowable costs include,
but are not limited to:
        (1) Administrative costs of tracking, documenting,
    reporting, and 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
    benefits, tuition, and travel expenses.
        (7) Rent, purchase, or lease of training equipment.
        (8) Other usual and customary training costs.
    (f) The Department may conduct Director will ensure that a
minimum of one on-site grant monitoring visits to visit is
conducted by the Department either during the course of the
grant period or within 6 months following the end of the grant
period. The Department shall verify trainee employment dates
and wages and to ensure that the grantee's financial management
system is structured to provide for accurate, current, and
complete disclosure of the financial results of the grant
program in accordance with all provisions, terms, and
conditions contained in the grant contract. Each applicant
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
federal job-training programs for participating in and
utilizing the Department's automated job-training program
information systems if the systems and the necessary
participation and utilization are requirements of the federal
job-training programs. All monies collected pursuant to this
subsection 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 Information
Systems Revolving Fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-454, eff. 8-16-97; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00;
91-476, eff. 8-11-99; 91-704, eff. 7-1-00.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.