Biden Harris Administration Opens Applications For States And Territories To Implement $8.5 Billion For Home Energy Rebates As Part Of Investing In America Agenda

President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is accepting applications for state and territory implementation of the two Home Energy Rebate programs created by the Inflation Reduction Act. This will provide $8.5 billion to states and territories to lower energy costs and increase efficiency in American homes.

According to The U.S. Department of Energy,  to develop this ALRD, DOE worked diligently with stakeholders and integrated recommendations from over 2,000 pages of responses to the Request for Information posted in March, as well as various feedback sessions and consultations with state energy offices, electric utilities, energy efficiency experts, equipment manufacturers, consumer advocates, home contractors, and more. DOE is working to ensure these programs meet the specific needs from all types of communities around the country. 

Funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the two Home Energy Rebate Programs will provide up to $8.5 billion for states and territories to develop, implement, and enhance residential energy efficiency and electrification programs in U.S. households, saving consumers up to $1 billion annually in energy costs, and supporting an estimated 50,000 U.S. jobs in 

residential construction, manufacturing, and other sectors. With the program guidance from this ALRD, states and territories can now design their programs to align with local needs and interests, in addition to preparing their workforce and educating the public on home upgrade opportunities that save households energy, money, and carbon emissions.  

The Home Energy Rebate Programs include:  

  • The Home Efficiency Rebates Program will offer $4,300,000,000 in formula grants to state energy offices to reduce the upfront cost of whole-home energy efficiency upgrades in single-family and multi-family homes. The value of an eligible home’s rebate depends on the predicted energy savings attributable to the project. 
  • The Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Program will offer $4,275,000,000 in formula grants to state energy offices to reduce the upfront cost of efficient electric technologies in single-family and multi-family homes. This program also provides $225,000,000 in grants to Indian tribes, however tribal guidance and application instructions are forthcoming through a separate, upcoming announcement. 

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