Request for Proposals: Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act Solar Training Pipeline Program

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) requests proposals for program providers under The Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Solar Training Pipeline Program. Pursuant to FEJA, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is disbursing $3 million in 2021 to continue funding the Solar Training Pipeline Program. The Partnership will administer the review process and make final grant recommendations to ComEd. ComEd will disburse the funds and oversee program implementation throughout the life of the grant.

Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 pm CST on Monday, May 3rd, 2021. Proposals must be submitted electronically per the instructions in the RFP.

** Due to technical challenges with the form submission website the submission deadline has been extended by 30 minutes to 4:30 pm CST, Monday, May 3rd. **

Updated full text of the RFP here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: there was an error with respect to the program end date in the original RFP posted on April 12, 2021. This has now been corrected.

Links to required Forms:

Please find materials for the bidders’ conference below.

For more information on the Solar Training Pipeline Program, and other programs under FEJA, please see ComEd’s most recent FEJA Workforce Development Implementation Plan here.