The Energy Impact Illinois program is being led by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) in partnership with the City of Chicago, City of Rockford, gas/utilities and other stakeholders. Key funding for the program was provided by the US Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Energy Impact Illinois helps homeowners lower energy bills by providing a subsidy of 70% on the cost of improvements up to $1,750 per household, which are completed by a qualified contractor under the program to increase the energy efficiency of the home. Recommended improvements to increase a home's energy efficiency typically include air sealing and the installation of additional insulation. In order to qualify, the residence must be either a single family or 2-4 unit housing.
To participate in the program, please click here to see the attached flyer with additional information and a phone number to call to schedule an in-home inspection. The cost of the inspection/home assessment which provides a list of recommended improvements is $99 per household.