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Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program

Illinois EPA Office of Energy will administer the State's formula funding for the EECBG Program totaling $2,909,890. Grant awards range from $200,000 to $249,000 to eligible local governments for the development of local strategic energy or climate action plans AND for energy efficiency audits and municipal building upgrades. Match is not required. Applications are due January 22, 2023, by 5:00pm.  

Public Water Supply (PWS) Energy Efficiency (EE) Grant Program

The PWS EE Grant Program awards funding for energy efficiency upgrades at publicly-owned water facilities or drinking water treatment plants. Awards will range from $20,000 to $500,000 with a match requirement as outlined in the NOFO. The projects must reduce the amount of energy consumed by water treatment operations and must be identified in an energy efficiency assessment completed within the past 5 years. Applications are due February 2, 2024 by 5:00pm

Energy Efficiency Trust Fund Grant Program

Illinois EPA Office of Energy intends to award funding to public housing authorities, units of local government (municipalities, counties, or townships), or nonprofit organizations for implementation of energy efficiency improvements benefiting residents receiving housing assistance from a state or federal program. Funding will be awarded to single family or duplex residential properties located in an area of environmental justice concern. For more information, visit Energy Efficiency Trust Fund Grant Program. Application period open until funding expended. 

About the Illinois EPA Office of Energy

The Illinois EPA Office of Energy supports energy efficiency, resiliency, and clean energy through public partnerships and inter-agency collaborations in an effort to reduce energy burden an improve energy equity in Illinois.

Office of Energy programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program and state trust funds established by 20 ILCS 687/6-6 and 20 ILCS 687/6-4. All Illinois EPA Office of Energy programs and projects are designed to meet one or more of the following priorities:

  • Invest in the Public Sector
  • Advance Energy Equity
  • Combine Energy + Environment
  • Support Energy Education

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