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December 2023 State Updates

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Find Your StateClick here to find the latest updates, projects, federal funding info, and events in your state! BPA State Outreach Updates Delaware – The BPA Team met with Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) to discuss workforce and education initiatives for the state. They will continue to work with the affiliate lead team to push…

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Home Energy Rebate Programs: Status of State Applications

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Update: January 17th: First Group of States Apply for Landmark Home Energy Rebates Funding to Lower Energy Costs The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a state and territory application tracker. This tracker provides transparency into the current application status of State Energy Offices’ HOMES and HEEHR applications. According to the tracker, DOE has awarded 22 states early…

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DOE Releases Notice of Intent for Energy Auditor Training

State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) has recently released a Notice of Intent (NOI) for the upcoming Energy Auditor Training (EAT) Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EAT will provide grants for states to support the training of energy auditors by paying the costs associated with energy auditor trainings and certifications, for the purpose of conducting energy audits, or surveys,…

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BPA: Home Energy Rebates in the Inflation Reduction Act Fact Sheet

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 invests $8.8 billion in Home Energy Rebates via two programs: the Home Efficiency Rebates (HOMES) and the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEEHR). Our updated fact sheet provides a broad overview of these programs and outlines how funds will flow from the Department of Energy (DOE) to State Energy…

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Maine: State-Based Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants Program Webinar

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Date and Time: January 10, 2024 – 12:00 PMLocation: Zoom State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants provide funding for states to develop and implement clean energy workforce development programs. This winter, the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) in Maine will prepare and submit an application that aims to reduce the cost of training contractor employees, provide testing…

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BPA’s 2023 Resource Roundup

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BPA keeps the industry informed on best practices, new technologies, and policy within the home performance industry. This year, we’ve seen the Inflation Reduction Act come to life and continued growth across the home performance industry. We’ve put together a roundup of some top resources from 2023. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Resources BPA was thrilled…

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Oregon Dept. of Energy Seeking Additional Regional Administrators for Community Heat Pump Deployment Program

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An online application portal is now open for eligible entities and Tribes to apply for grant funding to support local heat pump deployment programs. The Oregon Department of Energy’s Community Heat Pump Deployment Program will award funds to selected regional administrators that will offer financial assistance for heat pump installations in the communities they serve. The application portal will remain open through…

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