Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons
CSFA Number: 420-70-0087
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
40, 22-1, 25-1,8
Agency Contact
Janet Hawes-Davis
217-558-2853
Janet.Hawes-Davis@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) funded through the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the State Supplemental Low Income Energy Assistance Fund (SLIHEAP), is implemented through designated grantees to provide services to eligible low income households in Illinois. The client assistance funds available through this grant help eligible households conserve fuel and defray rising costs of energy in accordance with the U.S. DOE Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan. Up to 15% of the HHS LIHEAP Block Grant and 10% of the SLIHEAP funding can be utilized for Weatherization activities.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Income Security and Social Services
Enabling Legislation
42 U.S.C.A. ยง6861 et seq; Illinois Energy Assistance Act (305 ILCS 20)
Objectives and Goals
Increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons or to provide such persons renewable energy systems or technologies, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Weatherization funds shall be used by the State to make grants to eligible entities (Local Administering Agencies) to operate a weatherization assistance program to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons or to provide such persons renewable energy systems or technologies, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden.
Eligibility Requirements
Only current designated Local Administering Agencies (LAAs) within the statewide network may apply for grant funding.

Client Eligibility: At or below 200 percent of the poverty level determined in accordance with criteria established by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, except that the Secretary may establish a higher level if the Secretary, after consulting with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, determines that such a higher level is necessary to carry out the purposes of this part and is consistent with the eligibility criteria established for the weatherization program under Section 222(a)(12) of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations; Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Only current designated Local Administering Agencies (LAAs) within the statewide network may apply for grant funding. LAAs must submit the standard Dept. of Commerce grant application document to be considered for funding each year.

The Dept. of Commerce must submit a grant application to the U.S. Dept. of Energy as part of the annual Weatherization Plan to be considered for annual formula funding.

Grants for sub-grantees are processed in the Department's e-grants electronic grant processing system, processed in the Department's Grantee Reporting System (GRS) before being transmitted to the IOC for final obligation.
Assistance Consideration
The Department receives funding annually from the Dept. of Energy based on an allocation formula.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees are required to submit final reports once the grant period has ended.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Department of Energy Financial Assistance regulations at (10 CFR Part 600 et. seq.), Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance for Low Income Persons Regulations (45 CFR Part 96 et. seq.), , the Illinois Energy Assistance Act (305 ILCS 20), the Illinois Administrative Rules for the State Administration of the Weatherization Program (47 Ill. Adm. Code 100, Subpart C), the State's Annual Weatherization Plan.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $31,064,650
FY 2016 : $30,885,214
FY 2017 : $41,322,825
FY 2018 : $30,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-420-Knox CountyNot Applicable07/06/2017 - 09/06/2017 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
19-221021Community & Economic Development Association of Cook County06/01/201909/30/202010,334,781
17-403021Community & Economic Development Association of Cook County07/01/201906/30/20206,013,635
20-251021Community & Economic Development Association of Cook County07/01/201909/30/20204,040,163
19-221039Community Contacts, Inc.06/01/201909/30/20201,040,541
19-221028DuPage County06/01/201909/30/20201,006,656