Workforce Development Funding

The following are links to information and data for federal, state, and local funding streams. Choose a program for data, including contractor lists showing which organizations are funded to provide services.  For an interactive map of job training workforce education providers across various funding streams, visit the WIRE Provider Directory.  

A map of the workforce development programs available in the Chicago region, and the administering state and federal agencies from Chapin Hall.

Federal Programs

Federal programs are administered by state and local agencies. For example, the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) administers the CDBG and CSBG programs locally. Click on a program for more information.

State Programs

In addition to dedicated pages for each of the programs listed below, consider visiting Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Grant Tracker for more a complete listing of all grants administered by DCEO. As of 2017, these programs are no longer funded.

Cover of report on Chicago's Workforce Development Resources

Program Models of Note