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Efficient Living Construction Grant

Last Review: 2013-06-18
Incentive Type: State Grant Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Low-Income Residential
Incentive Amount: Varies based on housing type and size
Equipment Requirements: Construction must meet DCEO energy standards laid out in program guidelines
Expiration Date: 12/12/2015
Website: http://smartenergy.illinois.edu/pha-main.html

Summary:

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) provides grants through the Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Construction Program. Under this program, grants are provided to Illinois based non-profit and for-profit housing developers to include energy efficient building practices in the rehab or new construction of affordable housing units. This grant helps offset the incremental cost of going from typical construction to energy-efficient construction. Applications are available on the program web site above.

Projects must be targeted at households at or below 80% Average Median Income (AMI). Pre-application meetings are encouraged. Maximum grant amounts are as follows:

Rehab:

  • Single Family: $4,500/unit
  • Multi-Family Buildings <80 units: $4.50/square foot of living space or $4,500, whichever is less
  • Multi-Family Building >80 units: $4.25/square foot of living space or $4,250, whichever is less

New Construction:

  • Single Family: $4,000/living unit
  • Duplex: $6,500/duplex
  • 3-flat: $7,500/building
  • 4-flat: $8,500/building
  • 6-flat: $11,000/building
  • Multi-Family, <80 units: $4.25/square foot of living space
  • Multi-Family, >80 units: $4.00/square foot of living space

First implemented in 1988, the program has an average energy savings range from 50% to 75%.


Contact:
Don Falls
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
500 East Monroe Street

Springfield, IL 62701-1643
Phone:(217) 785-1997 Ext.
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Email: don.falls@illinois.gov
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