Illinois Energy Now programs are currently completing the 2014-2015 program year and DCEO would like to thank you for your support and interest in energy efficiency.
Other Funding Sources:
Water Treatment Plants
The State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), include the Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP) for wastewater projects and the Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP) for drinking water projects. These two programs are annually the recipients of federal capitalization funding, which is combined with state matching funds, program repayments, and bond and interest proceeds to form a perpetual source of low interest financing for environmental infrastructure projects. The SRF programs will be the funding conduit for the Governor's recently announced Clean Water Initiative (CWI), an initiative that will utilize the existing program capacity of the well-developed SRF programs to leverage funding available for water infrastructure over at least the next three fiscal years.
The Foundation's Wastewater Pilot Program seeks to reduce energy consumption among publicly owned and operated facilities that treat waste water by providing incentives for both energy efficiency measures and renewable energy systems.
Eligible facilities include stand-alone local government buildings providing: administrative, fire, law enforcement, emergency response, public works and other governmental services. Eligible Applicants include local government agencies such as: municipalities, villages, towns, townships, fire protection districts & county sheriffs. Ineligible Applicants include public library, K-12 school, park district, college/university, and other facilities covered by past Foundation lighting upgrade programs. Annual grant application deadlines are March 14 or September 12.
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation Street and Roadway Lighting Pilot Program
Eligible Applicants include local government agencies: municipalities, villages, towns and townships. Such government agencies must own and operate their own street and roadway lights - Government agencies leasing such lights from local utilities are NOT eligible to participate in the Pilot Program. Pilot program Applications are due March 13, 2015.
Recycling Fluorescent Lamps:
for Illinois Environmental Protection Agency information on managing used fluorescent lamps and high-intensity-discharge lamps.