Over $100 million in federal recovery funding has been made available to the Illinois State Energy Plan administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The DCEO website recently announced the following application deadlines for private projects:

Applications due October 1, 2009:

  • Green roof grants
  • Large electric customer energy efficiency program

Applications due October 26, 2009:

  • Renewable energy production program for large solar photovoltaic, biomass/biogas to energy, hydroelectric, wind, and others
  • Community renewable energy program for small-scale projects
  • Green industry business development grants
  • Next generation biofuels production program

Applications and further information about these programs can be found here.