The Staffing Grant

Plus one has never added so much to your business or organization.

We are pleased to announce the return of the Staffing Grant — which provides businesses, nonprofits and public sector organizations with up to $80,000 to fund an energy project manager and overcome the barrier of limited resources in order to get energy efficiency projects completed.


Key Details of the Staffing Grant:


  • The Staffing Grant amount is directly related to the expected annual savings for completed projects

  • Project manager can be a new, existing, full or part-time employee, or consultant*

  • Multiple facilities can submit one joint application and share an energy project manager

  • Receive additional incentives from Ameren Illinois for completed energy efficiency projects**

  • Staffing Grant has no impact on project or facility maximum incentive caps

  • Submit the quick and easy application by May 31, 2019 (include a list of potential projects)

  • Energy Advisors are available free-of-charge to assist your business in identifying potential projects

  • Projects managed through the Staffing Grant must be completed by April 30, 2021


Project submissions are competitively evaluated based on the following criteria:


  • Annual savings per requested funding 

  • The overall need for funding

  • Thoroughness of responses

  • Lifetime of savings

  • Project specific savings type

  • Community development


* Consultants can be used to oversee projects, but Staffing Grant incentives cannot be used to pay for labor to install measures.

** Staffing Grant cannot be combined with incentives for Retro-commissioning, Leak Survey & Repair, Metering & Monitoring, or Feasibility Study.

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