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School Energy Efficiency Grant Program

Eligibility 
Schools
Savings Category 
Solar - Passive
Geothermal Electric
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind (All)
Biomass
Combined Heat & Power
Equipment Insulation
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Heat recovery
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Windows
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Wind (Small)
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Maximum Rebate 

$250,000

Program Info
Sector Name 
State
Administrator 
Illinois State Board of Education
Website 
http://www.isbe.state.il.us/sbss/ee_grants.htm
State 
Illinois
Program Type 
Grant Program
Rebate Amount 
Note: The School Energy Efficiency Project Grant application process is closed and no future funding is expected at this time.

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.