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Job Opportunity: Research Director

Research Director for The Illinois Criminal Justice Authority (ICJIA) ICJIA is Illinois’ leading criminal justice research, information sharing, and public safety grant  making  governmental  agency.  Its  mission  is  to  use  research,  funding,  data collection, and  information  sharing  to  improve  the  efficiency,  effectiveness,  and outcomes of the state’s justice system. Alongside its core, mandated work, ICJIA has been tasked with staffingIllinois’ State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform, the goal of which is to create a plan to reduce Illinois’ prison population by […]

Emergency Heating Repair Program

The Emergency Heating Repair program is administered by the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to provide grants for the repair or replacement of faulty or inoperable residential heating systems.  This is a one-time service program for a single-family, one to four (1 to 4) unit, and owner-occupied property located in the city of Chicago. Applicants must not be at risk of foreclosure. A site inspection will be performed with a DPD rehab construction specialist to determine […]

FREE Weatherization Specialist Training

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is offering free Weatherization Specialist training beginning in March. This program is a hands-on course that prepares the student for insulation measures in residential homes. It also helps the student to become certified as a Building Performance Institute Installer. Stipends and support services are available for program participants. Requirements for the program: Unemployed or underemployed Must have high school diploma or GED certificate Must pass the test for Adult Basic Education with […]

RFP for Summer Youth Employment Program

Building on the success of last year’s One Summer Chicago initiative, the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is pleased to announce exciting changes to the summer youth employment programs.  DFSS is encouraging applications from qualified organizations to administer one or more of the following program models that offer young Chicagoans ages 15-24 paid summer work experience coupled with critical support resources: •  Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) •  One Summer Chicago PLUS (OSC+) •  Greencorps Youth Program (GCYP) Here are new features this […]

CEDA Weatherization Program

The Community & Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) is now accepting applications for the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program in the City of Chicago and Suburban Cook County.  CEDA Weatherization uses state-of-the-art technology to make your home safer and more energy efficient. The program helps low-income residents save energy and assesses health and safety concerns. It is free of charge for single-family homes and requires a contribution from landlords of multi-unit buildings. Weatherization work may include: ▪ Attic & […]