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The City of Chicago Climate Infrastructure Fund is accepting grant applications to support neighborhood projects that mitigate the effects of climate change and accelerate the city’s equitable transition to the green economy. 

Funding is available to support capital investments in energy efficiency projects, electric vehicles, and green infrastructure. 

Grants will be allocated to help achieve the City’s Climate Action Plan goal of reducing greenhouse emissions by 62% by 2040, with priority given to proposals located in environmental justice communities.  

Grant applications should be submitted under one of the three categories below: 

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Systems: Proposals may include efficiency upgrades to a building’s existing energy systems and/or installation of renewable energy systems or components. 

  • Electric Vehicles (EV) and EV Charging Infrastructure: Proposals may include the purchase of zero-emission electric vehicles and the installation of EV charging infrastructure for private and/or public use.  

  • Green Infrastructure (GI): Proposals may include stormwater management systems that diverts water from the city’s sewers, including native plantings and soil, permeable pavement, gardens and related projects, especially in flood-prone portions of the city. 

The application deadline is February 24, 2023


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