Energy Transition Community Grant Program
CSFA Number: 420-35-3071
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Contact
Travis Grupe
217-557-0513
CEO.CEJACommTransition@illinois.gov
Short Description
Energy Transition Community Grant Program will award grants to promote economic development in eligible communities. Grants must be used to plan for or address the economic and social impact on the community or region of plant retirement or transition.
Federal Authorization
N/A
Illinois Statue Authorization
20 ILCS 735/10-20
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
IL Admin Code 44 7000.310
Objective
Energy Transition Community Grant program to provide grants that promote economic development to communities that have experienced or will experience the closure or reduced operation of a fossil fuel or nuclear plant or mine.
Prime Recipient
Yes
UGA Program Terms
Information about the Program Specific Terms and requirements can be found within the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Applicant Eligibility
Local units of government, including municipalities, counties, school districts, and other taxing districts, within 30 miles of a closed or closing plant/mine. Local units of governments in eligible areas may join with any other local unit of government, economic development organization, local educational institutions, community-based groups, or with any number or combination thereof to apply for the Energy Transition Community Grant. Communities eligible to receive these grants must meet one or more of the following: 1. The area contains a fossil fuel or nuclear power plant that was retired from service or has significantly reduced service within 6 years before the application for designation or will be retired or have service significantly reduced within 6 years following the application for designation. 2. The area contains a coal mine that was closed or had operations significantly reduced within 6 years before the application for designation or is anticipated to be closed or have operations significantly reduced within 6 years following the application for designation. For applicants that are not the city or village that hosts or has hosted the electric generating plant, a resolution of support for the project from the city or cities that hosts or has hosted the investor-owned electric generating plant is required to be submitted with the Phase 1 application. For plants in unincorporated areas, this letter of support must be provided by the county.
Beneficiary Eligibility
N/A
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Subject / Service Area
Economic Development
Credentials / Documentation
Supporting documentation showing property taxes received from electric generating plant or mine. Documentation providing evidence job loss or layoffs.
Preapplication Coordination
For applicants that are not the city or village that hosts or has hosted the electric generating plant, a resolution of support for the project from the city or cities that hosts or has hosted electric generating plant is required to be submitted with the Phase 1 application. For plants in unincorporated areas, this letter of support must be provided by the county.
Application Procedures
Phase 1 - Application Letter a. Name of organization(s) b. If multiple organizations, please specify lead entity c. Organization(s) description(s) and market sector(s) d. Contact for follow-up regarding this Notice of Funding Opportunity e. Name of the grant program(s) for which you are applying (may include up to all three of the grant programs described on pages 1 to 2). f. Potential letter of support if not host city g. Supporting Documentation for property tax and employment loss Phase 2 - Project Plan a. Detailed application b. Project narrative c. Budget template
Criteria Selecting Proposals
N/A
Award Procedures
Funds awarded by grant formula
Deadlines
12/31/22 for plants closing in 2016; 1/31/23 for others
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
2-4 weeks
Appeals
The Merit Based Review process is subject to appeal. However, competitive grant appeals are limited to the evaluation process. Evaluation scores may not be protested. Only the evaluation process is subject to appeal. The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Department within 14 calendar days after the date that the grant award notice has been published. The written appeal shall include the name and address of the appealing party, the identification of the grant and a statement of reasons for the appeal. To file an appeal, applicants must submit the appeal in writing and in accordance with the Merit-Based Application Review Appeals Process listed on the Grant Opportunities page of the DCEO website: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/AboutDCEO/GrantOpportunities/Pages/MeritAppReview.aspx.
Renewals
Yes
Formula Matching Requirements
N/A
Uses and Restrictions
Workforce development, including upskilling and reskilling for high-demand/high-wage opportunities in regional industries, and investment in training facilities; . This may include tuition assistance and wrap-around services for trainees, including stipends for housing, transportation, and childcare. - Financial assistance for unemployed, underemployed, and/or low-income residents, including direct cash benefits, childcare, housing, transportation, and health care. - Public infrastructure investment, including water/sewer, transportation, drainage, broadband, public facilities, and other. - Site cleanup and environmental remediation. - Grants to incentivize relocation or retention of companies. - Marketing and other investment to boost tourism and, recreation, and business development opportunities. - Affordable housing. - Public health initiatives and community health care facilities. - Downtown/commercial redevelopment, including investment to enhance public space, improve energy efficiency/sustainability of facilities or infrastructure, and renovate/revitalize historic buildings. - Planning, along with supporting research and analysis, for economic development, transportation, or other programs to address the impact of closure. - Investment in local or regional operational capacity for economic development/business development/grant writing/planning through local governments or nonprofits.
Reports
quarterly reporting using PPR and PFR
Audits
N/A
Records
N/A
Account Identification
427-42030-4900-0000
Obligations
40000000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
N/A
Program Accomplishments
N/A
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
N/A
Regional or Local Assistance Location
Statewide
Headquarters Office
500 East Monroe Springfield, IL 62701 and 555 W Monroe St, 12th Floor Chicago, IL 60661
Program Website
https://dceo.illinois.gov/aboutdceo/grantopportunities/grants.html
Example Projects
N/A
Published Date
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2022 : $1
FY 2023 : $40,000,000
FY 2024 : $1
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsFY24-1Not Applicable01/29/2024 - 03/15/2024 : 5:00PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
23-443015Village of East Alton07/01/202306/30/20251,517,014
23-443013Massac County07/01/202306/30/20251,182,105
23-443039Canton Union District #6607/01/202306/30/20251,134,874
23-443020Havana Community Unit School District #12607/01/202306/30/2025757,657
23-443016Eldorado Community District Unit 4 for Future Farmers of America07/01/202306/30/2025729,416