The Advance McHenry County grant is now open for applicants and the county's investments in McHenry County manufacturers will not only help businesses recover, but also spur innovation for the post-pandemic economy.

Don't miss your chance to claim one of these FULLY FUNDED projects that will provide technical assistance and training solutions to help:

  • Rebound and reinvent from the pandemic
  • Reinvent to be more globally competitive
  • Become more resilient to future economic and societal shocks.


The following NO COST projects are available for awarded companies.  These categories and specific projects were developed based on the priority of needs identified from regional manufacturers for post-pandemic success.  The statewide study can be found here. Only one project can be chosen per company.

Total Productive Maintenance Training with kaizen
Lean Training with kaizen
TWI Job Methods
Internal Auditor Training (ISO 9001 or AS9100)
Automation Assessment and Training
Safety assessment and training
Supply Chain Management Assessment with Kaizen
Cybersecurity Assessment and Gap Analysis

Operation Projects

Talent Succession Planning and Coaching
Business Transition Planning
Strategic Planning
Leadership Daily Management and Dashboards

Leadership Projects

Lead Generation
Virtual Business Card (Website Development)
Managing Social Media
Search Engine Optimization
Selling Online

Growth Projects

Talent acquisition and retention
Employee engagement survey and action planning
Career Pathways
Leadership Skills Training

Workforce Projects