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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) encourages states, territories, and Indian Tribes to use this webpage as a resource in establishing their Home Energy Rebates programs authorized under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This resource includes tips, relevant links, and newly developed guides that may support program administrators in applying for funds and designing and implementing successful programs. Programs are not required to adopt these recommendations. 

Home Energy Rebates program requirements for states and territories are now available. The requirements, application, and recommendations for Tribal Home Energy Rebates are forthcoming.

Overarching Program Goals

States and Tribes should consider the following overarching goals, which are included in the program requirements, in designing their respective program designs and drafting applications: 

  • Establish exemplary and innovative efficiency and electrification programs.
  • Enable widespread access and uptake for disadvantaged communities. 
  • Demonstrate the value of sustained investments to continue market transformation. 
  • Grow the clean energy economy to enable reduced pollution from buildings. 

Impact Areas

Unless otherwise specified, recommendations and best practices included in these sections are applicable to both the Home Efficiency Rebates (IRA Sec. 50121) and the Home Electrification & Appliance Rebates (IRA Sec. 50122). 

Content on these pages will be regularly added, changed, and improved. 

Deploying Effective Programs
Find resources related to defining success, using program data, and meeting program requirements.
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Supporting the Clean Energy Economy
Find resources related to supporting the workforce and market transformation.
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Reaching Households in Need
Find resources related to reaching low-income households and affordable multifamily buildings.
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Developing a Quick Start Program
Find resources related to integrating rebates with existing programs and meeting application requirements.
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Be in Touch

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