• Funding For 2024 Now Open

    Sustain Evanston's Incentive Program grants small business and commercial property owners funding to implement sustainability measures that align with the goals of the City’s Climate Action & Resilience Plan while reducing their operating costs and better serving their customers.


  • City of Evanston Grants up to $25,000

    The application window is from Feb. 14, 2024 to June 30, 2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because applications are approved on a rolling basis and limited funding is available.
    Full Program Guidelines and Agreement can be found here.


    Who is Eligible?


    Small Business Owners



    Commercial property owners



    Tenants of commercial buildings


    Business Districts


    Coalitions of businesses


  • A Sustainable Business Vision

    Below is an graphic that highlights the various aspects of a business that might be more sustainable.

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  • What Types of Projects are Eligible?

    *Note: This is just an example list, project ideas beyond this list are encouraged.*


    Capital Projects such as:
    • Heat Pumps
    • EV Charging Infrastucture
    • Solar PV
    • Waste Collection Enclosures
    • Balers/Compactors
    • Green Infrastructure
    • Green Roofs
    • Insulation
    • Windows

    Equipment such as: 

    • Containers
    • Reusable containers
    • Lighting/Fixtures
    • Appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, induction stove)
    Services such as:
    • Composting Services
    • Recycling Services
    • Energy/Water Benchmarking Services
    • Consulting
    Education Materials such as:
    • Signage
    • Labels