At various times throughout the year the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Employment and Training (DCEO/OET) will solicit applications for projects to help us advance our mission. Generally, funding for these initiatives will utilize federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, but other sources of funding may be available. The OET will issue a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) asking organizations to respond. The NOFO is typically for a specific activity that is linked to the priorities of the State of Illinois Unified State Plan. Each NOFO will include detailed instructions for submitting an application. These funding opportunities are limited to public and private organizations that are in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State. DCEO/OET selects the organizations whose responses best meet the evaluation criteria outlined in the solicitation. Active NOFOs are posted on the websites listed on the References tab.