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Energy Efficiency Assessment Program

The Energy Efficiency Assessment Program provides grant funding to public housing authorities, local governments (municipalities, counties, or townships), or nonprofit organizations to conduct energy efficiency assessments at eligible properties. Eligible properties must be single family or duplex residences located in an area of environmental justice concern and benefiting residents receiving housing assistance from a state or federal program.

Why complete an energy efficiency assessment?

Energy efficiency assessments are an effective benchmarking tool to help reduce energy costs, improve building performance, and create climate resiliency in communities. A professional energy assessor or auditor conducts a site inspection and evaluates the residence to indentify energy equipment, structural, and behavioral inefficiencies. Examples of recommendations found in the final report from an energy efficiency assessment can include installing programmable thermostats, adding insulation, or upgrading lighting fixtures. 

Entities that receive an award and successfully complete an energy efficiency assessment are eligible to apply for funding to complete recommended upgrades through the Energy Efficiency Trust Fund Grant Program

Applications will be accepted until all funding has been expended. Awards will range from $5,000 to $25,000. Please refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) linked below for additional details. 

Send EE Assessment Program questions to Rebecca Luke, Office of Energy - Energy Projects Coordinator at For more information about the Illinois EPA's commitment to advance environmental equity, visit the Office of Environmental Justice webpage

Application Forms

Grant Accountability and Transparency Act