WIOA Occupational Training Grants

Through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), we can pay for you to attend local training programs to get new skills or obtain a professional certification. There are possibilities for training or certification in many different occupations, and in many different industries, including information technology, manufacturing, office and clerical, trucking and logistics, accounting, and more.

To apply for a WIOA Training Grant in Champaign, Douglas, Ford, Iroquois, or Piatt County, please complete and return a pre-application. (Not sure what WIOA grants are? Learn More)

Prior to applying, it is recommended that you search for approved training programs at illinoisworknet.com.

If you need assistance filling out the pre-application, please attend an orientation at the Champaign Illinois Workforce Centers (see sidebar), which are held on Mondays at 2pm and Wednesdays at 10am or call one of the other Illinois Workforce Centers (see sidebar).

You can get the pre-application form by either downloading it or requesting a PDF via email.

Download Application

Download MSWord Pre-Application

Get It By Email

Send an email to Kay Butcher (see Staff Contacts on left) requesting to receive the application. Within one business day you will receive an email reply with the PDF form attached.

Return the Form to Us

1. Fill out all of the blank fields on the form. Once completed, return the PDF to us by:

  • Hand delivering it to any of these Illinois Workforce Centers (see sidebar)
  • Fax: 217-398-9641, Attention: Kay Butcher
  • Email: kbutcher@ccrpc.org

2. Once we have received your completed form you will be contacted to schedule an Intake Appointment.

Please Note: the appointment is to determine your eligibility for the WIOA program and does not necessarily mean you will receive a WIOA training grant.