Program Summary

Program Summary

The purpose of America's Promise grant program is to strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers to expand an economic region's middle- to high-skilled workforce within one or more prioritized industry sector(s), therebycreating economic opportunities for America's workforce to gain the necessary skills to fill in-demand jobs and increasing the long-term competitiveness of an economic region. To help achieve this goal, the grant will provide individuals the opportunity to get high-quality, tuition free education and training that leads to in-demand and industry-recognized credentials and degrees. A fundamental goal of America's Promise is to accelerate the development of new and the expansion of existing 21st century regional workforce partnerships with business and industry leaders committed to providing a pipeline of skilled workers in a specific industry sector(s). These partnerships will bring together industry leaders with senior level leadership from workforce and economic development, secondary and post-secondary education, elected officials, and other important community stakeholders. To keep pace with the rapid shifts we are seeing in today's economy, we encourage these partnerships to leverage data and technology to increase communication between employers, workforce and training providers, and job seekers. 

Application Limits

Application Limits

UIC may only submit one application as lead applicant, but may be included as a partner in one or more applications submitted where UIC is not the lead applicant.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
July 8, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
August 25, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.