Welcome to the Urban Weatherization Initiative (Public Act 96-0037). The Urban Weatherization Initiative (UWI) program is administered by the Office of Urban Assistance in the Illinois Department of Commerce. It has the distinction of being the first state-funded weatherization program in the country.
The purpose of the Initiative is three-fold:
  1. To create jobs and increase skills and career opportunities for the under/unemployed;
  2. To improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs in disadvantaged communities; and
  3. To stimulate local economies buy purchasing supplies from local distributors and manufacturers.
Target Populations 
Urban communities in the following eligible counties:
  • Alexander
  • Kane
  • Lake
  • Macon
  • Peoria
  • St. Clair
  • Will
  • Cook
  • Kankakee
  • LaSalle
  • Madison
  • Rock Island
  • Stephenson
  • Winnebago


For additional information, please contact:
Gwendolyn Davis