Illinois school districts, charter schools, vocational centers and public university laboratory schools are now eligible for grants through the states education board that can help schools implement money-saving energy efficiency projects.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Energy Efficiency Grants program will provide state matching grants on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $250,000 for approved energy efficiency improvements at eligible schools. Eligible energy efficiency improvements include insulation, windows, doors, energy controls, lighting, energy recovery, energy conservation, alternative energy systems and other projects undertaken to reduce energy consumption.
Eligible schools must receive electricity delivery from ComEd or Ameren Illinois to qualify for ISBE Energy Efficiency Grants. Applications for the grants must be for eligible equipment purchased or installed between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012.
For more information, including application instructions and eligibility requirements, schools can review the DCEO 20112012 Public Sector Energy Efficiency Guidelines or contact Kimberly Beachy (School Business Services Division) at 217.785.8779 or Agnes Mrozowski (DCEO) at 217.524.0933.
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Energy Efficiency.