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Funding Opportunities

Energy Efficiency

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.  


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, 2023, by 5:00pm. Municipalities and counties eligible for direct formula funding through the USDOE are ineligible for funding through this State program.