Community Action Agency Channel

Who We Are

Community Action Agencies (CAA) administer the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) to offer low-to moderate-income customers ways to improve health and safety, manage energy usage and reduce energy costs.

Ameren Illinois Community Action Agency Liaisons manage the incentives and offerings available to the Agencies participating.


According to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, customers who took weatherization measures in their homes had an average statewide savings of up to 25% based on energy savings evaluations. 

Many residential customers reported energy savings and an increased comfort in their homes throughout all seasons. Additionally, there are many health benefits for customers through Weatherization work being done in the home, such as indoor air quality.

Community Action Agencies focus on providing weatherization services to customers to improve the comfort and safety of their homes.

Careers in Weatherization

The demand for skilled trades is on the rise. There are many different paths and opportunities for those who are wanting a career in weatherization.

Community Action Agencies can provide weatherization work all year long, not just seasonally. Get started now by contacting your CAA Channel Liaison to learn what steps you can take to grow your weatherization career.

Central Region Liaison:
Taria Armstrong

Southern Region Liaison:
Melissa Davenport

Community Action Agency (CAA) Channel FAQ's

Community Action Agencies partner with the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA), which elevate the health, education and economic standards of low-income residents in Illinois. Statewide there are 35 Community Action Agencies serving all 102 counties in Illinois.

The CAA Channel provides Community Action Agencies in the state of Illinois with incentives for weatherization projects for residential customers in their communities. In cooperation with Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA), the CAA Channel Liaisons work with each Agency on their needs.

The Agencies receive a certain amount of funding that can be used to ensure homes are weatherized.

For additional information, please contact Nikki Pacific at

To provide each school district a comprehensive document that will assist schools in their district to identify measures which will move school districts toward carbon-free energy use by 2030.

  • Energy efficiency savings opportunities.
  • Evaluation/inspection of mechanical insulation and building envelope.
  • Solar energy potential.
  • Infrastructure required to support electrification of space/water heating.
  • Infrastructure required to support electrification of schools’ transportation needs.
  • Investments required to achieve WELL or similar certification.

Various resources are available through federal, state and local entities to provide your school with funding opportunities to help with out-of-pocket costs associated with your clean energy transition.