Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant
September 13, 2010
Kankakee County Regional Planning Commission Announces $358,588 in Energy Efficiency Grants
As part of a State and Federal effort to help local governments in Central Illinois become more energy efficient and conserve resources, the Kankakee County Regional Planning Commission (KCRPC) has partnered with the Illinois Association of Regional Councils (ILARC) to provide $358,588 in Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus funds to the following applicants: Kankakee Community College $80,750; Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School $115,323; Manteno Public Library District $3,834; Manteno Community Fire Protection District $48,978; Bradley Fire and Police Departments $30,000; Bourbonnais Fire Protection District $50,808; and Kankakee County Courthouse $28,895. The funding is available as part of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) obtained from the US Department of Energy by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
This program will fund up to 75% of eligible projects. Funding will be used by applicants to install or retrofit public buildings with energy-efficient improvements such as new lighting, high-efficient HVAC systems, and replacing doors and windows. These projects will not only conserve energy but also save taxpayer money in the form of lower utility bills.
Many projects will begin by early October with all projects required to be completed by March 31, 2012.
Contact person: Michael Van Mill, Director
Kankakee County Regional Planning Commission
189 East Court Street, Room 201
Kankakee, IL 60901