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Alternate Fuels Rebate Program

The Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides rebates to local governments who acquire an alternate fuel vehicle, convert an existing conventional vehicle to an alternate fuel vehicle, or purchase domestic renewable fuel to operate an alternate fuel vehicle. The Illinois Green Fleets web site provides additional information about the Rebate Program.

Brownfields

Grants and technical assistance for redevelopment of abandoned or underused industrial and commercial properties, called Brownfields, are available from the Office of Brownfields Assistance. The Brownfields grant application checklist and package, the loan application package, and other Brownfields forms are available online.

Delegated Local Governments

The Waste Reduction and Compliance Section provides grant funding to local governments for oversight, inspection, and enforcement programs from the State's Solid Waste Management Fund.

Drinking Water Infrastructure Revolving Loan Program

This program is designed for local governments, offers low interest loan for the construction of drinking water facilities.

Pre-application forms and checklists for this loan program are available online.

Local Government Reimbursement Program for Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases

This program provides federal funds to eligible local governments for costs related to temporary emergency measures conducted in response to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances.

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grant Program

Grants for this program, also known as Section 319, are available to implement corrective or preventative projects or develop public education programs about nonpoint source pollution, which occurs when water run-off picks up pollutants and carries the pollutants to lakes, rivers, and groundwater.

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control/Section 319 grant forms are available online.

Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Idea Bank

The Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Idea Bank provides a method for local governments to submit environmental improvement projects for their communities. SEPs are projects voluntarily undertaken by companies as part of the settlement of an enforcement case. When selecting a project to undertake, these companies may choose projects listed in the Idea Bank.

Unsewered Grant Program

This program provides grant assistance to unsewered units of local government for the construction of centralized collection and treatment facilities.

Wastewater Infrastructure Revolving Loan Program

This program, designed for local government, offers low interest loans for the construction of wastewater facilities.

Pre-application forms and checklists for this loan program are available online.

Technical Outreach

Brownfields

Brownfields Representatives in the Office of Brownfields Assistance will explain cleanup options, help municipalities secure public and private financial assistance, and guide grant recipients through the brownfields cleanup and redevelopment process.

Community Relations

The Office of Community Relations provides information and assistance to local government officials and the public during site investigations, cleanups, and permit decisions.

Environmental Helpline

The Environmental Helpline is a toll free service that connects you with Illinois EPA via telephone or Internet to obtain answers to your environmental questions.

Municipal Wastewater Assistance Program

This program provides technical assistance to help municipalities achieve and maintain compliance and provides information about security concerns.

Pollution Prevention

The Office of Pollution Prevention provides assistance that can help local government facilities identify ways to reduce pollution while saving money and improving operating efficiency.

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