The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus  is a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages. Founded in 1997 by then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and leading Mayors from nine suburban municipal groups, the Mayors Caucus pushes past geographical boundaries and local interests to work on public policy issues. The Caucus provides a forum for metropolitan Chicago’s chief elected officials to collaborate on common problems and work toward a common goal of improving the quality of life for the millions of people who call the region home. 

The Caucus will be loaning out two different energy efficiency games for municipalities’ upcoming events. There are four energy efficiency challenge wheels available for municipalities to borrow for Earth Day and other events. There are two energy efficiency toss games. For details and pictures of these games, go to:

These games will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete this form soon if you have an upcoming event and would like to ensure that your community can borrow it on that day.

These games and prizes for municipalities are made possible through the generous support of the Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF).

If you are interested in joining the waitlist for our EV Readiness Program and receiving updates about the program, when available, then please fill out this form.

We had initially called for applications for the first and second cohort in October of 2022, with a deadline of Nov. 16, 2022. We received interest from 40+ communities, which was more than we anticipated. Some of those communities have been added to a waitlist, which is contingent upon future funding. If additional funding is received, we will either add a third cohort or be able to invite more communities to the second cohort.

For background information on the EV Readiness Program, go to

To express interest in participating in the Community Solar Clearinghouse Solution (CS2) Program for Residents, then please fill out this form. Filling out this form is the first step in the process. Once completed, please schedule a brief consultation with Mark Pruitt of the Power Bureau at or 219-921-3828. 

This site will also allow you to upload documents later in the process, like the approved municipal resolution, utility bill for mailing list cost reimbursement, and required marketing designation documentation. 

For information on the next steps of the process, go to our CS2 webpage at 

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is proud to partner with ComEd to administer the Powering Safe Communities program. The Powering Safe Communities program will continue to provide grants of up to $10,000 for local public safety and electrification projects. Recognizing that electrification can reduce carbon emissions, improve public health outcomes, and advance community resiliency, there will be a special focus on electrification projects this year.

Feel free to refer to the Powering Safe Communities 2023 Guidelines prior to submitting an application. 

Key Dates

Grant Cycle Opens: January 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m. Central Time
Grant application deadline: March 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Central Time

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