The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) has up to $225 million to grant to Tribal governments and Alaska Native entities for Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates. This program will provide up to $14,000 per eligible household for energy efficiency and electrification home upgrades.

    Funding Allocations for Indian Tribes

    On November 17, 2023, DOE published its final formula for the Tribal Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates program funding allocations in the Federal Register

    Other Funding Sources for Tribal Housing Upgrades

    DOE encourages Tribes to consider how to integrate their rebates with other housing upgrade programs, such as:

    The Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates cannot be combined with other federal grants for the same single measure within a home energy upgrade. Tribes and Tribal partner organizations should contact irahomerebates@hq.doe.gov with questions about how Tribal rebates can be combined with other sources.

    Tribal Consultation

    DOE invited executive leaders of federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native entities to attend a virtual Tribal consultation, hosted on March 29, 2023. The session focused on how DOE can best work with Tribal governments and Alaska Native entities to successfully implement Home Energy Rebates programs to fund energy efficiency and electrification upgrades for Tribal households.

    Framing Paper for DOE Home Energy Rebates Tribal Consultation
    Framing Slides for Tribal Consultation on Tribal Home Energy Rebates Programs

    Contact Us

    Read our Frequently Asked Questions page to see questions that DOE's Home Energy Rebates team has already answered.

    If you are responsible for an application for a Tribe and have questions, please submit it to our form.

    If you are a Tribal official without access to email, you may call 202-586-HOME. You will need to leave a voicemail that includes your name and phone number, as there is no live response. DOE will return your call as quickly as possible, but please be advised it may take 10 business days or more. This line is only for tribal officials responsible for completing Home Energy Rebates applications

    Homeowners, consumers and stakeholders: Email IRAHomeRebates@hq.doe.gov.