Current through Register Vol. 47, No. 38, September 22, 2023
request, the Department will supply applicants with an application package.
Public notice of the availability of grants and the application due date will
be published in the State recognized newspaper. Applications will be due no
later than sixty days after the public notice.
b) The Department will not accept an
application addressing more than one proposal or category of grant activities
as specified in Section
from any organization or institution. Individual applications must be submitted
for each proposal under each category.
c) Applications will address the following
1) Activities and Services - Each
applicant must identify services and activities to be delivered which are
designed to create jobs by fostering development of new products and services
and the development of new businesses.
2) Delivery Systems - The applicant must
design delivery mechanisms, for example, individual case handling, referral
services, seminars and conferences, special reports or periodicals, or group
consulting, to carry out its services.
3) Milestones and Program Results - The
applicant must identify the anticipated success of each project in terms of
economic results such as the number of new jobs created or retained, new
business starts, new products commercialized, or number of businesses
4) Staffing - Applicants
may rely on full time staff, part time employees, on-call contracts, pro bono
services, or community volunteers as necessary to conduct program activities,
and may utilize graduate assistants or interns, other personnel of the
applicant, or private contractors as needed. Salaries paid to staff members of
projects should be comparable with salaries established for similar positions
within the institution. Applicants shall insure that all paid staff positions
are limited to those essential to operate the program and shall not establish
administrative or support positions for which the duties and functions are
inconsistent with the delivery systems proposed. Each project shall designate
one individual, with directly related education and experience, as the project
director or chief investigator, responsible for project management, internal
quality control, financial and programmatic reports preparation, and other
program delivery activities.
Coordination - The applicant must describe cooperative working relationships
which will be developed with other programs providing similar or related
services and include letters of support.
6) Budget - The applicant must submit a
project budget by cost categories, as required in the Department's application
Amended at 9 Ill. Reg. 15829, effective October 9,