Efficient Living Energy Grant (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Efficient Living Energy Grant
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Whole House Fans, LED Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Room Air Conditioners, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by technology

Maximum Incentive $350,000 or 100% of the total project costs

Website http://smartenergy.illinois.edu/pha-main.html

Last DSIRE Review 2013-06-18

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is offering grants for public housing authorities PHAs) and their residents for the implementation of energy efficiency measures. Applicants must be serviced by Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, or North Shore Gas. Targeted PHAs include residential households at or below 30% of Average Median Income (AMI), 50% AMI, or 80% AMI. Funding is limited to $350,000 per applicant and grant costs cannot exceed 100% of the total project costs. Funding varies by technology, and custom incentive projects are available.

Applications are available on the program web site and will be accepted until all available funding has been obligated. Funding may be used in both residential and common areas for interior and exterior lighting improvement, vending machine management, exit sign replacement, occupancy sensors, Energy Star-rated appliances, and HVAC equipment.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kate Brown
Department Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
Division Building Research Council
Address One Saint Mary's Road

Place Champaign, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 61820
Phone (217) 244-6769

Email cbrown4@illinois.edu


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"