A group of people conducting an assessment in a manufacturing facility

To browse descriptions of various past and current TAP projects, visit and use the “Categories” menu to search for projects associated with various TAP programs, services, sectors, specific clients, or locations. You may alternatively type keywords into the “search” feature. Links to collections of project descriptions associated with specific services can alternatively be found on the “Services” page of this website.

Note that this collection of project descriptions may not be comprehensive, as new projects are added regularly. We also may not describe general outreach activities or participation in statewide committees or networks in this collection. To learn more about such efforts, see the “Collaboration” page on this site and browse posts in the “Technical Assistance” category of the main ISTC blog (the most recent of those posts are republished on the home page of this web site).

Please be aware that confidentiality agreements may prevent us from naming specific clients or circumstances. In such cases, we may describe a project with generic terms to illustrate TAP expertise without revealing sensitive information (e.g. rather than naming a specific company or location, a description might highlight a waste characterization study at a mid-sized food manufacturing facility located in central Illinois and the results from implementing recommendations associated with that study).

If you cannot find a description for a specific project, type of project, or if you have questions about any of the projects featured in this collection, you may contact TAP at