The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has made some funding available for our local Workforce offices to prevent essential, small businesses from laying off or furloughing employees. They are looking for businesses for whom these potential grant dollars would make the difference between keeping workers on or having to layoff/furlough.

Click here for a brief description of eligible expenses and an application form in both PDF and Word format (please complete only one version).

If you have questions, contact Rocki Wilkerson at, (217-875-8720) or Larry Peterson at, (217-820-0577) at Workforce Investment Solutions. Applications will be made available until funds run out or DCEO stops the application process. Please submit your application to Rocki and Larry. They will review it and submit it to DCEO on your behalf.