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About the Home Energy Rebate Programs

On Aug. 16, 2022, President Joseph R. Biden signed the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The law includes $391 billion to support clean energy and address climate change, including $8.8 billion in rebates for home energy efficiency and electrification projects.

These home energy rebate programs will help American households save money on energy bills, upgrade to clean energy equipment and improve energy efficiency, and reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that the historic home energy efficiency and electrification consumer rebates authorized will save households up to $1 billion annually. 

The Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) is working to distribute these funds so that households across the country can soon access these benefits. 

Program Highlights -Saves households money on energy; Dedicates a portion of funds for low- and moderate-income households; Improves homes for better comfort; Reduces indoor and outdoor air pollution; Reduces reliance on fossil fuels

Respond to the DOE Request for Information

To inform development of the Home Energy Rebate Programs, DOE has issued a Request for Information (RFI).

The RFI is posted on EERE Exchange and includes sixty questions regarding equitable program design, tools, metrics, and sustainability. Responses are due no later than 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 3, 2023 and may be submitted either through Office Form or via email at IRAHomeRebates@hq.doe.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

For up-to-date information about the Home Energy Rebate Program, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

What Happens Next

Home Energy Rebate Program funds are not yet available. DOE is currently conducting stakeholder outreach, developing program guidance, and hosting listening sessions with key stakeholders including states, Indian Tribes, labor, and industry.
 
Later in 2023, DOE will make funds available to State Energy Offices and Indian Tribes, as defined by the law.

Households looking for home energy retrofit assistance today cannot yet access these rebates, but may be eligible for other federal programs, including tax credits or the Weatherization Assistance Program.

Public Engagement Session

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Webinar Recording

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This webinar highlights design considerations for the Home Energy Rebate programs authorized through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Sec. 50121  (Home Energy Performance-Based, Whole-House Rebates) and Sec. 50122 (High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program). The webinar also highlights IRA Sec. 50123, which authorizes State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants.

View the video transcript.

Video courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy

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Be in Touch

Additional information about the IRA Home Energy Rebate Programs will be available soon.
For questions or comments about program roll out, contact us at IRAHomeRebates@hq.doe.gov