The Illinois Community College Board is pleased to announce the release of the FY2021 Integrated Education and Training Grant. This grant is designed to support the development, improvement, and scale of integrated education and training (IET) programs. The ICCB is dedicated to the expansion and improvement of career pathways through programming such as IET. The objectives adhere to Section 124 of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) as well as Sections 203 and 231 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy.

Eligible Applicants: Illinois-based entities receiving postsecondary Perkins formula funding and entities receiving federal Adult Education funding during FY2021

Maximum Grant Amount per Project: $20,000

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Grant Period: July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021

Notice of Funding Opportunity

FY2021 Grant Guidelines Including Application Cover Page

Budget Form


IET/ICAPS Approval Process:

  1. Submit narrative and supporting documents to Angela Gerberding.
  2. Angela uses the attached ICAPS Proposal Rubric to determine all pieces are included.  Feel free to review the rubric prior to submission.
  3. The completed rubric will be returned to the program questions and comments.
  4. The program then needs to submit any additional requested information or documents.
  5. Final approval comes with a letter from ICCB stating such to be stored in the program’s records.


Professional Development Opportunities 

Upcoming events:

January 14, 2021- July 8, 2021 (various dates, see link) – Transitions Academy Learning Community 

January 27, 2021- 2:30-3:30 PM: Strategies to Support Students with Disabilities

January 27, 2021- 1:00-2:30 PM: Careers in Demand: Pivoting in a Pandemic – SESSION ONE

February 3, 2021- 1:00-2:30 PM: Careers in Demand: Pivoting in a Pandemic – Session Two

February 10, 2021- 1:00-2:30: Careers in Demand: Pivoting in a Pandemic – Session Three

February 10, 2021- 2:30-3:30 PM: Strategies to Support Student Interested in Nontraditional Fields

February 24, 2021- 2:30-3:30 PM: Strategies to Support Parenting Teens, Single Parents and Pregnant Mothers 

March 10, 2021- 2:30-3:30 PM: Strategies to Support Out-of-Work Individuals


FY 21 IET Grant Recipients

Heartland Community College – Building Maintenance Skills

Heartland Human Care Services – IT, Child Care, Medical Interpreting

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges – Welding

Illinois Valley Community College – Welding

Joliet Junior College – Early Education – Child Development

Lake Land College – Manufacturing

Rend Lake College – Welding and Phlebotomy

Richland Community College – Culinary Arts

Safer Foundation – Construction

Township High School District #214 – Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant

For all ICAPS/IET general or specific grant-related questions or concerns, please contact:

Angela Gerberding, Associate Director for Integrated Career Programs



ICAPS is a partnership between Career and Technical Education and Adult Education within a community college aimed at providing real college credit-based program outcomes in a career pathway, including certificates and industry recognized credentials.  By doing this and drawing upon community partnerships and local resources, students are empowered to forge a new career path for themselves and their families. Illinois Community Colleges are able to develop ICAPS programs through participation in the Illinois Transitions Academy.  The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the ICAPS model, Accelerating Opportunity, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study.


Illinois Team Teaching
Creating Pathways for Adult Learners

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PD Partners: