Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program - IHCC
2017 Program Application Information
Applications for the Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program - IHCC are open until October 14th, 2017. You will be notified of an application decision via e-mail the week of October 16th.
Completed applications must be submitted to Kelley Francis, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Kelley at (312)425-9500.
The goal of IHCC's Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program is to prepare established transportation-related construction firms including disadvantaged minority-and women-owned business enterprise (D/M/WBE)firms, service disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) as well as small businesses to participate as prime contractors on highway and vertical construction contracts.
The program provides contractors with a robust and focused approach to grow their businesses, starting by viewing their businesses as an investor. This shift provides business owners a new perspective for making business decisions directly tied to their growth.
This is a cohort based program which provides individual companies approximately 30+ hours of strategic one-on-one coaching and a series of group conferences to maximize collaboration and peer feedback.
Program Eligibility Requirements:
- Construction company
- Three years in business
- Minimum of $250,000 in revenue
Assistance includes group training in the form of a cohort on the following topics:
- One-on-one coaching
- One-on-one meetings with primes
- Post-bid debriefing
- Post-contract assistance
- Relationship building
- Risk management
- Safety plans
- Strategic planning and partnership development
- Access to capital
- Business management
- Business operations
- Financial management
- IDOT pre-qualification application assistance
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