ISBE School Energy Efficiency Grants
Beginning October 12, 2010, all school districts, charter schools, vocational centers or public university laboratory schools are eligible to apply for Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Energy Efficiency Grants. The instructions can be found at ISBE’s website at http://www.isbe.state.il.us/sbss/ee_grants.htm. The ISBE Energy Efficiency Grants are a dollar for dollar state matching grant program providing up to $250,000 for energy efficiency projects in schools. The grants 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.
For more information and assistance, please contact Kimberly Beachy with the School Business Services Division at (217) 785-8779.
Schools are required to identify matching funds prior to receipt of ISBE Energy Efficiency grants. Projects may be eligible for matching funds from the Public Sector Electric Efficiency program outlined below if they meet the eligibility criteria. If you are unsure if your school is eligible, either review DCEO 2011-2012 Public Sector Energy Efficiency Guidelines or contact Agnes Mrozowski, DCEO, at (217) 524-0933.