Energy Efficiency Forms

Illinois Energy Now Public Sector, Low Income, and Market Transformation Programs are subject to the State appropriation process, and no funds can be committed or released until a final budget is approved.  However, in the meantime, the Department is now accepting applications for:
For projects completed June 1, 2015 through May 9, 2016.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  No new Applications will be accepted after April 1, 2016.  Final Certifications must be submitted by May 9, 2016.  The Department can now accept and review applications, but will not able to award any funding or issue Notices to Proceed until a State budget is finalized.  (A Notice to Proceed means that the Department has approved the application and reserved funding for the project.)  Please check here for latest version of Application to obtain latest revisions.
Opening the application:
  • For best results, please download the application before opening.  If unable to download try a different Web browser (such as Internet Explorer)
  • To open the appropriate Incentive Worksheets and Specifications, go to the last page, Section 4 – Building/Facility Information and Project Types on Application Page 6 and check the appropriate checkbox (Lighting, HVAC, Equipment, Kitchen, Custom, and Waste Water Treatment).  Worksheets and Specifications will be added after this page.

2015-2016 Public Sector Energy Efficiency Standard, Custom and Clean Water Incentive Program updates:
  • 2015-2016 Illinois Energy Now Programs are for projects completed after June 1, 2015 and before May 9, 2016.
  • All projects applying for incentives of $150,000 or more must submit a Pre-Approval Application.
  • All Custom Incentive projects must submit a Pre-Approval Application.
  • Please ensure that the Application is complete as listed on the Application Checklist on Application Page 2.
  • Verify that equipment meets program specifications and submit equipment spec sheets verifying eligibility.
  • Note that all projects now require the type of heating and cooling system be indicated on Section 4 – building/Facility Information and Project Types on Application Page 6.
  • Partner Bonus Coupons, not previously redeemed that expire August 31, 2015, will be honored, provided the Partner Bonus Coupon is submitted with a Pre-Approval Application by November 30, 2015.
2015-2016 Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program Support (includes Aggregation, Key Account, Self-Install, Retro-Commissioning and Boiler System Efficiency programs)
(includes Aggregation, Key Account, Self-Install, Retro-Commissioning and Boiler System Efficiency programs)

Applications are due September 4, 2015.  The Department can accept and review applications but will not be able to execute or modify grants until a State budget is finalized.
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 Water Energy Efficiency 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. 
Government Buildings
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.
Recycling Fluorescent Lamps: 

Click here for Illinois Environmental Protection Agency information on managing used fluorescent lamps and high-intensity-discharge lamps.