The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is pleased to announce receipt of an Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) job training grant for Fiscal Year 2023 through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) with support from Governor JB Pritzker and the state legislature. The grant can cover up to 50 percent of costs for eligible job training conducted between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Participating manufacturers must have a physical location in the state of Illinois, and the covered training must be for full-time Illinois based employees. Generally, training on hard skills in group settings by either internal or external trainers is eligible for reimbursement.

We encourage IMA members to participate in this grant. At this time, we are in the application phase and we are collecting company profile and multi-schedule forms. The multi-schedule is an estimate of trainings planned for the grant period (7/1/22 through 6/30/23) and will need to include number of participants, dates of training, and cost of training (or estimates for planned training not yet conducted). These initial forms are available below and should be completed and submitted to the IMA by October 31, 2022.

IMA Webinar:

Please submit documents and questions via email to

Application Forms (initial deadline 10/31/22)

ETIP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have specific questions regarding the grant and form completion, please call 217.522.1240 or email