|Incentive Type:||State Grant Program|
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:||Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Motors, Motor-ASDs/VSDs, LED Lighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps|
|Applicable Sectors:||Low-Income Residential|
|Incentive Amount:||Varies by technology|
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 in existing buildings. 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.