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Illinois Contractor Programs

Interested in providing input about one of the CEJA contractor programs or applying for funding to deliver these programs? Please see our Notice of Funding Opportunities and Requests for Information.

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DCEO will administer two CEJA clean energy contractor programs:

  • Clean Energy Contractor Incubator Program. Provides BIPOC contractors with access to capital, support for obtaining insurance, assistance registering to become vendors for state incentive programs, connections with firms hiring contractors and subcontractors, and other vital services.
  • Clean Energy Prime Contractor Accelerator Program. This program will help an advanced tier of businesses to lead clean energy projects as prime contractors. The program provides low-interest loans, grants, and support services, including operational support, mentorship, and technical assistance.
  • Equitable Energy Future Grant Program. Seed funding and predevelopment funding opportunities for equity-eligible contractors to start work on renewable energy projects.