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