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

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Overview

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 Offices (SEOs), ultimately benefiting consumers and contractors. Key updates to this fact sheet reflect DOE’s Program Requirements and Application Instructions, and include:

  • Contractor qualification considerations for both HOMES and *HEAR
  • Low- and Moderate-Income requirements for both HOMES and HEAR
  • Contractor incentives for HOMES and HEAR
  • General incentive stacking information

State-specific HOMES and HEAR program launch dates and parameters will vary. DOE generally “expects households to be able to access these rebates in much of the country in 2024,” though this will depend both on state applications to DOE and DOE application processing time and approval. See individual SEO websites for more specific timeline estimates.

Please note that this information is an overview of the Home Energy Rebate programs, and there is still much to be decided. Program details will vary by state – this document provides a current snapshot of the evolving policy landscape of the Home Energy Rebate programs.

*formerly known as HEEHR

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