• Question: When is the Company Application Due?
  • Answer: The company application (company profile and Schedules A & B) is due by COB December 31, 2021.  They can be emailed to Dianne Barr at etip@ima-net.org.
  • Q: What is the deadline for the first Reimbursement Report?
  • A: The first reporting deadline is January 15, 2022, and covers eligible training you have conducted from July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.  A copy of the required forms and a mockup, sample reimbursement package can be found on the IMA’s ETIP webpage at www.ima-net.org/etip. Two hard copies (paper clipped, not stapled) of the Reimbursement package need to be mailed to: ETIP Grant Manager, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, 1301 W. 22nd St., Ste. 307, Oak Brook, IL 60523.
  • Q: What type of attendance or proof of participation records are permissible?
  • A: Any type of attendance record or certificate of completion is acceptable.  If training was conducted online, most e-learning systems provide a record of completion.  If training was conducted in a live setting, a completed company attendance list is acceptable.
  • Q: My company has multiple locations in Illinois.  Does each location need to be submitted separately?
  • A: Yes, companies with multiple locations in Illinois need to be submitted separately. Also, if several companies fall under one parent organization, each company with a unique FEIN needs to be submitted separately, regardless of location.
  • Q: Is Anti-Harassment Training eligible for reimbursement?
  • A: We are not accepting the state’s mandated Anti-Harassment training as an eligible expense.  However, if you are an IMA member, we can give you the session and all supporting documentation free of charge.  You can contact Cindy Tomei at ctomei@ima-net.org for the approved training materials.
  • Q: How are wages calculated for Internal Trainers?
  • A: The wages for Internal Trainers can be submitted for reimbursement, only for the actual instruction time.  This does not include fringe benefits, nor time to develop a training course.