October 14, 2010
The State of Illinois Weatherization Assistance Program
The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program received $5 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to improve the energy efficiency of single-family, multi-family, and mobile homes owned or occupied by individuals or families with low incomes. Of the $5 billion, the Department awarded the State of Illinois a 3-year Weatherization Assistance Program grant of $242 million, a significant increase over the $24 million authorized in Program Year 2009. Illinois planned to use its Recovery Act funding to weatherize about 27,000 homes.