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This page provides states, territories and Tribes with resources to design and implement their Home Energy Rebate programs. Programs are not required to adopt these recommendations. 

For resources related to applying for program funding, see our application guidance page.

Overarching Program Goals

States, territories and Tribes should consider the following goals when designing their programs: 

  • Establishing exemplary and innovative efficiency and electrification programs.
  • Enabling widespread access and uptake for disadvantaged communities. 
  • Demonstrating the value of sustained investments to continue market transformation. 
  • Growing the clean energy economy to reduce pollution from buildings. 

Deploying Effective Programs

Program administrators should consider how to:

  • Help households lower energy bills.
  • Meet household needs for sufficient, efficient, and safe heating, cooling, and other energy services.
  • Support fair pricing for technologies and services.

DOE has provided resources below to help program administrators achieve these objectives.

Implementation Blueprints

DOE requires states, territories, and Tribes to submit implementation blueprints. They need to be submitted either with a full funding application or at least 60 days prior to program launch. Please refer to our application resources page for guidance. 

Program Design

Developing RFPs

Program Implementation

DOE is partnering with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to provide additional resources for states, territories and Tribes, including:

Supporting the Clean Energy Economy

By increasing demand for home energy upgrades, DOE expects the Rebates to pull more manufacturers, businesses, and workers into the clean energy economy to meet this demand.

Program administrators should consider how they will use the rebates to:

  • Provide workers with high-quality job opportunities.
  • Meet worker needs for on-the-job training, including registered apprenticeships.
  • Support durable market demand for residential clean energy upgrades to enable job stability and reliable pathways for career growth.


Be in Touch

Not finding what you're looking for? 

First, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions:

State, territorial, Tribal, and District of Columbia energy offices; rebate program implementers; industry, research and advocacy organizations; and general contractors: Visit our form.

Homeowners, consumers and other stakeholders: Email