This page is a compilation of state and federal funding opportunities for clean energy, including energy efficiency incentives. While it is not comprehensive, it provides links to some of the major funding and incentive programs.

For a comprehensive listing of all energy incentives and energy efficiency programs available in Illinois, visit the DSIRE database.

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Utility Public Sector Incentives

The following utility energy efficiency programs have incentives specifically for public sector facilities or include public sector facilities in their commercial incentive programs.



Utility Commercial Incentives

Learn more about utility energy efficiency incentives and services for commercial facilities.



Utility Residential Incentives

Learn more about utility energy efficiency services for residential facilities



Solar Incentives

Illinois Power Agency

  • Illinois Shines (the Adjustable Block Program) supports the development of photovoltaic distributed generation projects, traditional community solar projects, community-driven community solar projects, equity eligible contractor projects, and public school projects.
  • Illinois Solar for All supports the development of solar energy in traditionally underserved populations.
  • Illinois Net Metering policy.

Solar Investment Tax Credit, a federal program to support the development of PV systems.



Federal Tax Credits

State Clean Energy Programs

The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) is a comprehensive energy bill to combat climate change, create equitable jobs, and lower energy bills. It includes funding for energy efficiency and much more. It is being administered by several of state agencies. Click on the links below for more information.

  • The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is implementing new clean energy workforce programs, contractor development programs, and programs that will support workers and communities facing plant closures. These programs are being launched in partnership with SEDAC and other public university partners.
  • The Illinois Commerce Commission is implementing  programs, initiatives and directives related to public utility programs.
  • The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is establishing rebate and grant programs for electric vehicles and charging stations and overseeing the phase-out of fossil fuel-fired electrical generation units.

The Illinois EPA Office of Energy Programs

A comprehensive listing of enabling EEPS legislation and docket proceedings is available on the Illinois Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Advisory Group website.

Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Opportunities

Inflation Reduction Act Opportunities

Clean Vehicle Tax Credits

Clean Vehicle Tax Credit (30D)

  • Maintains the existing $7,500 consumer credit for the purchase of a qualified new clean vehicle, including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
    • Starting in 2024, buyers of new and pre-owned clean vehicles may transfer the Clean Vehicle Credit (30D) and Credit for Previously-Owned Clean Vehicles (25E) to dealers in exchange for a reduction in price at the point of sale. 
    • Credit is reduced or eliminated if a certain percentage of the critical minerals utilized in battery components are not extracted or processed in the U.S. or a Free Trade Agreement country or recycled in North America. The percentage required increases from 40% in 2024 to 80% in 2026.
    • Credit is reduced or eliminated if EV is not assembled in North America or if the majority of battery components are sourced outside of North America. The percentage increases from 50% in 2024 to 100% in 2028.
  • Implements a maximum of $80,000 per vehicle for vans, SUVs and pickups and $55,000 for other vehicles.
  • Implements an income eligibility limit of $150,000 or $300,000 for joint filers.
  • Eliminates the previous manufacturer quota, which phased out the tax credit for manufacturers as they neared 200,000 clean vehicles sold.
    • Some models of Tesla, General Motors, and the most popular EV brands would now qualify for the tax credit.

New Previously Owned Clean Vehicle Credit (25E)

  • Creates a consumer tax credit for the purchase of previously owned clean non-commercial vehicles, including electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Credit is equal to the lesser of $4,000 or 30% of the vehicle cost.
  • Sets a maximum sale price of $25,000. Model must be at least 2 years older than the year of sale.
  • Implements an income eligibility limit of $75,000 or $150,000 for joint filers.

New Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit (45W)

  • For class 1-3 (under 14,000 lbs.) vehicles for commercial use, creates a $7,500 tax credit tax for the purchase of electric vehicles or other qualified clean vehicles.
  • For class 4 and above (over 14,000 lbs.) vehicles for commercial use, increases the credit to $40,000.

Extension of Alternative Fuel Refueling Property Credit (30C)12

  • Extends tax credit for alternative fuel refueling property credit to property placed into service before 2033.
  • Increases the tax credit to 30% of the cost of alternative fuel refueling property up to $100,000.
  • Includes Direct Pay and Transferability.

Learn More on starting on page 47 of the White House's A Guidebook to the Inflation Reduction Acts Investments in Clean Energy and Climate Action  

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