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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

 

Second Grant Application Period Closes

Monday, March 18, 2024 at 5:00 pm

 

Funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Illinois EPA Office of Energy will administer the State's formula funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). 

The Second Round of Illinois EECBG formula funding is available to eligible municipalities and counties for the development of local strategic energy and/or climate action plans, based on Blueprints developed by USDOE. Projects must address at least one key activity in the USDOE Blueprint linked below:

Blueprint 1: Energy Planning

Grant awards range from $25,000 to $150,000. Cost match is not required. Applications will undergo a comprehensive, merit-based review; the detailed scoring factors are outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) provided below. The project period will end approximately June 2026. 

NOTE: Any unit of local government eligible to receive USDOE EECCBG Program Formula Grant or Voucher funding directly is not eligible for funding through Illinois EPA. Illinois counties and municaplities receiving direct formula funding are identified here: Attachment 1A: DOE Formula Grant Funding Allocations to Local Governments for the EECBG Program

 

Send EECBG Program questions to Adena Rivas, Office of Energy - Energy Projects Coordinator at Adena.Rivas@Illinois.gov or 217-785-7332. 

Application Assistance Resources

Application Forms

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