Illinois Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Resources
Community Trade Adjustment Assistance
EDA's Community Trade Adjustment Assistance (Community TAA) Program is aimed at helping to create and retain jobs by providing project grants to communities that have experienced, or are threatened by, job loss resulting from international trade impacts.
Grants under the program can be used to support a wide range of technical, planning, and infrastructure projects to help communities adapt to pressing trade impact issues and diversify their economies.
Trade Adjustment Assistance
Community College and Career Training Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a solicitation for grant applications under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program. Grants will support the development and improvement of postsecondary programs of two years or less that use evidence-based or innovative strategies to prepare students for successful careers in growing and emerging industries. The program will be administered by the Labor Department in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAA), a federal program, provides financial assistance to manufacturers affected by import competition. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this cost sharing federal assistance program pays for half the cost of consultants or industry-specific experts for projects that improve a manufacturer's competitiveness.
TAA for Farmers
The TAA for Farmers program helps producers of raw agricultural commodities and fishermen adjust to a changing economic environment associated with import competition through technical assistance and cash benefits. If you are a producer of a commodity who has recently suffered a greater than 15 percent decrease in the national average price, the quantity of production, value of production, or cash receipts compared to the average of the three preceding marketing years, and an increase in imports contributed importantly to this decline, then you may be eligible to receive free information, technical assistance, and cash payments to develop and implement Business Adjustment Plans from the TAA for Farmers program.
On the DCEO Job Seeker Trade Page you can download a blank Trade petition in English and Spanish, check the status of Illinois' petitions, and have access to USDOLs Trade information. This page provides a side-by-side comparison of 2002/2009 Trade benefits.
Illinois Trade Adjustment Assistance Policy, Procedures and Guidance
2011 Merit Staffing Resources
Click on the link above to Illinois workNet for procedures and guidance related to implementing the TAA State Merit Staff requirement in Illinois. This page includes the draft Merit staffing procedures, training PowerPoints and the new forms to be utilized for Merit staffing approvals.
Trade & Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) of 2009 Policy Procedures and Guidance:
Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act Operating Instructions
2010 Trade Act Participant Report Handbook (TAPR)
08-NOT-37 CH 1 Illinois Trade Adjustment Assistance Act Administration (TGAAA) (10/19/09) To address the reauthorization of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act per the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) of 2009
TGAAA Forms Listing (Link to all DCEO 2009 TGAAA Forms)
2002 Trade Act Policy, Procedures and Guidance:
Trade Adjustment Assistance of 1974
Chapter 12 of TAA
Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002
DOL’s Trade Act Programs and Guidance TEGLs
09-PL-52 (7-28-09) Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) -Administration This policy provides guidance to local workforce investment areas (LWIAs) in implementing the Trade Program requirements. Operating Instructions
TAA Forms Listing (Link to all DCEO 2002 TAA Forms)
Illinois Trade Funding Policy and Procedures
11-TAA-01 Issued September 7, 2011
This policy provides procedures, funding uses, and application instructions for accessing Trade Program and Rapid Response 1E-C funds for operation of both the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Act and the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) programs. For purposes of reporting and entry into IWDS, case management and supportive services are designated as 1E-C for those funded through a 1E grant and 1D-C for those funded through a 1D grant as part of this policy issuance.
Illinois Agent/Liable State Contacts
Susan Boggs and/or Janet S. Rosentreter
Illinois TAA Coordinators
(217) 558-2474 (Susan) - (217) 558-2433 (Janet)
(217) 557-5506 fax
Illinois TRA Coordinator
(217) 558-5108 fax
Illinois Agent Liable Contacts (Listing by LWIA)
If you have a customer from an Illinois TAA certification that needs assistance and TAA Agent State or Liable State services, this listing will provide the contact person for that certification.
Additional Trade Resources
Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) ( www.irs.gov/hctc )
Important Update: The legislation that authorized the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) expires on January 1, 2014; and the tax credit will no longer be available.
The Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) is a state health benefits program. CHIP is funded partly by premiums paid by its participants and, to the extent that premiums do not meet anticipated expenses, CHIP may receive an appropriation from the State's General Revenue Fund. Premiums charged may currently be set by law at from 125-150 percent of the average rates charged individuals for comparable major medical coverage by five or more of the largest insurance companies in the individual health insurance market in Illinois.
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Federal Per Diem Rates
Federal per diem rates must be used to calculate several of the benefits offered under the Trade Program.
Calculating Mileage in Illinois
Google Maps will be the required program to use beginning April 1, 2013. When utilizing the Google Maps website to calculate the commuting distance, the shortest route available between the address for the customer’s place of residence and the training location should be used. This should be used for both determining eligibility, as well as reimbursement. Determination does not allow for the rounding of the results, so if a customer’s shortest route is 9.6 miles, they would not be eligible.