Energy Funding Opportunities
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
Illinois EPA Office of Energy will administer the State's formula funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program totaling $2,909,890. The EECBG program creates long-term sustainability and energy reduction roadmaps and reduce energy use for Illinois municipalities and counties. 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, 2024, by 5:00pm. Municipalities and counties eligible for direct formula funding through the USDOE are ineligible for funding through this State program.
Public Water Supply Energy Efficiency Grant Program
The Public Water Supply (PWS) Energy Efficiency (EE) Grant Program provides funding for energy efficiency upgrads at public water supply facilities, also referred to as drinking water treatment plants. Awards will range from $20,000 to $500,000. Projects must reduce the amount of energy consumed by the water treatment operations and must be identified in an energy efficiency assessment completed within the last 5 years. Match is required. Applications are due February 2, 2024 by 5:00 pm.
Energy Efficiency Trust Fund Grant Program
The Energy Efficiency Trust Fund Grant Program awards funding to public housing authorities, units of local government (municipalities, counties, or townships), or nonprofit organizations for implementation of energy efficiency improvements benefitting residents receiving housing assistance from a state or federal program. Eligible applicants include single family or duplex residential properties located in an area of environmental justice concern; energy efficiency projects between $25,000 to $500,000; and an energy audit completed within the last 5 years. Match is required. Eligible applicants are awarded funding on a first come, first serve basis.