Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Efficiency
CSFA Number: 532-30-2080
Agency Name
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (532)
Agency Contact
Chad Kruse
Short Description
The Illinois EPA Office of Energy strives to achieve energy equity by investing Dept. of Energy SEP funds in projects across the State that aim to reduce the energy burden for Illinois consumers. More information about Dept. of Energy SEP can be found at https://www.energy.gov/eere/wipo/state-energy-program, and authorizing statues and regulations for Dept. of Energy SEP can be found at 10 CFR 420.

Through the Illinois Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Efficiency Program, the Illinois EPA Office of Energy seeks to fund impactful energy efficiency upgrades at publicly-owned WWTPs throughout Illinois.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Program is funded by the United States Department of Energy State Energy Program
Objectives and Goals
The intended outcome of this program is to support Illinois municipalities’ efforts to reduce the total energy consumption and costs of wastewater treatment in the State of Illinois. Performance will be measured for each project (before and after funding) according to the following metrics: the net annual energy saved at the facility (kWh/year); energy saved per dollar funded (kWh/$), and the amount of energy used to process one million gallons of wastewater (kWh/MG). These metrics will be evaluated at the conclusion of a project and compared to both the pre-award state of the facility and the anticipated post-award state for the proposed project provided by the applicant. These performance measures align with the strategic goals of the Illinois EPA Office of Energy and are supported by the Illinois Performance Reporting System.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
This grant funds impactful energy efficiency upgrades at publicly-owned WWTPs throughout Illinois.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible proposals will come from publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants within the state of Illinois.

See additional requirements in NOFO.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Other;
Application and Award Processing
Applications will be solicited through a notice of funding opportunity.
Assistance Consideration
Local match is required for this program.
Post Assistance Requirements
Projects require quarterly reporting of progress, in addition to completion of milestones throughout the grant's lifespan.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
CODE of FEDERAL REGULATIONS Title 2: Grants and Agreements PART 200 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA), 30 ILCS 708/1 Illinois Administrative Code
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $3,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details1$5000 - $150000012/14/2018 - 02/12/2019 : 5pm
Details1$5000 - $50000012/09/2019 - 02/28/2020 : 5:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago07/03/201905/31/20201,500,000
SEP200006Sauget Sanitary Development & Research Association10/21/201905/31/2020327,671
City of Fairfield07/25/201905/31/2020146,682
Village of Annawan07/25/201905/31/2020130,821