Efficient Living Energy Grant (Illinois)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|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|
|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|
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
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.
|Contact Name||Kate Brown|
|Department||Smart Energy Design Assistance Center|
|Division||Building Research Council|
|Address||One Saint Mary's Road|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.