Evanston officials announced Monday that the city has secured $500,000 in federal funding to provide low-income households with expanded access to solar power.

It’s part of $211 million in earmarks for Illinois projects in the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

“I greatly appreciate the support of Senators Durbin and Duckworth as we work to achieve Evanston’s ambitious Climate Action and Resilience Plan goals,” Mayor Daniel Biss said in a statement. “This funding will ensure that low-income households are able to receive solar energy through our Accessible Solar Program.”

The City’s Office of Sustainability will oversee development and implementation of the Accessible Solar Program. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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