|Public Act 095-0046
||LRB095 03604 NHT 23614 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and
Coal Resources Development Law of 1997 is amended by adding
Section 6-5.5 as follows:
(20 ILCS 687/6-5.5 new)
Renewable energy grants.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the Department may establish
and operate a renewable energy grant program to assist school
districts in the installation, acquisition, construction, and
improvement of renewable energy resources in the public
schools, including without limitation solar energy (such as
solar panels), geothermal energy, and wind energy.
(b) Application for a grant under this Section must be in
the form and manner established by the Department. The grant
shall cover 50% of the cost for which the grant is sought, up
to a maximum grant of $1,000,000, if the applicant school
district is able to demonstrate that it has funds to pay the
other 50% of the cost. The school district may accept private
funds for its portion of the cost.
(c) The Department may adopt any rules that are necessary
to carry out its responsibilities under this Section.