School Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Illinois)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name School Energy Efficiency Grant Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Schools, Universities
Eligible Technologies Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, CHP/Cogeneration, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, CHP/Cogeneration, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Start Date 2010-10-12

Maximum Incentive 250,000

Program Budget $9,000,000

Program Administrator Illinois State Board of Education

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: The most recent application period closed January 15, 2011. Check the program web site for the status of the next round of applications.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is offering $50 Million in Energy Efficiency Matching Grants for Illinois Schools over the next two fiscal years. The initial round of grants opened on October 12, 2010 and concluded with applications due on or before January 15, 2011.

The ISBE Energy Efficiency Grants are a dollar-for-dollar state matching grant program for energy efficiency projects in schools. All state funded educational institutions within the state of Illinois are eligible. Grant awards are available up to $250,000 and can be used for insulation, windows, doors, energy controls, lighting, energy recovery, energy conservation, alternative energy systems and other projects designed to reduce energy consumption.

Application Process
Grant applicants may obtain application materials and instructions through the ISBE Web Application Security portal (IWAS). Upon completion, applications will be submitted to the school district for review and submission to the Regional Office of Education. The Regional Office of Education will then review the application and submit it to the Illinois State Board of Education.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kimberly Beachy
Department Illinois State Board of Education
Division School Business Services Division
Address 100 N. 1st Street
Place Springfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62777
Phone (217) 782-4321
Phone 2 (217) 785-8779


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