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File #: 20-4126    Version: 1 Name: Cook County Solar Schools Grant Program Board Report
Type: Report Status: Filed
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: REPORT Department: Department of Environment & Sustainability Report Title: Cook County Solar Schools Grant Program Board Report Report Period: 5/21/2020 - 9/30/2020 Summary: As required by Resolution Number 20-2567 Establishing the Cook County K-12 Solar Schools Initiative that was approved by the Board on 5/21/2020, the following is the annual report for Cook County Solar Schools Grant program. Program Information The Cook County Solar Schools Grant program officially launched on 8/3/2020. The Cook County Solar Schools Grant provides supplemental funding to grantees of the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's (ICECF) K-12 Solar Schools Program, a program that supports the installation of 1kW photovoltaic (PV) systems throughout Illinois institutions serving grades K-12. To receive supplemental funding through the Cook County Solar Schools program, applicants must serve the K-12 population in Cook County, Illinois; be a recognized public school by the IL State Bo...
Indexes: DEBORAH STONE, Director, Department of Environment and Sustainability
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REPORT

Department: Department of Environment & Sustainability

Report Title: Cook County Solar Schools Grant Program Board Report

Report Period: 5/21/2020 - 9/30/2020

Summary: As required by Resolution Number 20-2567 Establishing the Cook County K-12 Solar Schools Initiative that was approved by the Board on 5/21/2020, the following is the annual report for Cook County Solar Schools Grant program.

Program Information
The Cook County Solar Schools Grant program officially launched on 8/3/2020. The Cook County Solar Schools Grant provides supplemental funding to grantees of the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's (ICECF) K-12 Solar Schools Program, a program that supports the installation of 1kW photovoltaic (PV) systems throughout Illinois institutions serving grades K-12. To receive supplemental funding through the Cook County Solar Schools program, applicants must serve the K-12 population in Cook County, Illinois; be a recognized public school by the IL State Board of Education (ISBE); and be a grantee of the IL Clean Energy Foundation's K-12 Solar Schools Program. Preference is given to Title-1 school-wide funded and Title-1 school-wide eligible schools, in which children from low-income families make up at least 40% of the enrollment.

The Cook County Solar Schools program will award up to $4,999 per school including:
* Up to 10% of the remaining costs of the 1kw PV system, not covered by ICECF, including supplies, installation and labor, not to exceed $2,000
* An award of up to $1,500 to the school for the purposes of setting up an operations and maintenance fund for the PV system to ensure its long-term operation for the school community
* Up to $1,500 towards the costs of the Solarbration and educational resources related to renewable energy, and/or signage for the installation.

Program Promotion
DES advertised this program between the program launch and the application deadline. The following methods were used for promotion:
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