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Illinois Coal Basin Rapid Response Team Regional Convening

June 27, 2023June 28, 2023

Please contact Sarah Luce with any questions about this event.

Agenda Day One – Funding Review

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Koerner Distributor – 1601 Pike Ave, Effingham, IL



Welcome, Intros and Schedule Walkthrough

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Funding Reviews

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break (lunch provided)

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Funding Reviews

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Recap and Prep for Day 2

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Agenda Day Two – Panels and Workshops

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kluthe Center – 1204 Network Centre Dr A, Effingham, IL 62401



Room 1
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Room 2
IL Dept. of Transportation (IDOT)
U.S. Dept. of Interior (USDOI)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS)
IL Dept. of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Room 3
U.S. Dept. of Energy (USDOE)
Economic Development Agency (EDA)
Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development (ILDCEO)

9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Small Business & Start-up Funding Opportunities

Presented by U.S. Small Business Administration & USDA Rural Development Business Programs and IL Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunities

*Please note this presentation takes place at a different location (TBA) and is targeted toward small business owners and start-ups

*9:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch Break

Networking opportunity (attendees invited to bring their own lunch and use this time to talk with agency presenters and/or other attendees)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grants R Us Interactive Workshop
By Rural Workforce Innovation Network (RWIN)

Step-by-step instruction on how to navigate Grants.gov/EnergyCommunities.gov, how to apply for a grant and what’s involved with managing a grant once you have it.

(Bring laptop if possible. Computers available on first-come, first-serve basis.)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Signing up for Unique IDs in SAMS and GATA Interactive Workshop
By Southern Illinois University

(Bring laptop if possible. Computers available on first-come, first-serve basis.)

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


June 27, 2023
June 28, 2023


Effingham, IL
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