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DOE: Home Efficiency Rebates Retroactivity Fact Sheet and Eligibility Checklists

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Overview

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed this optional resource in relation to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, which established the Home Efficiency Rebates, which operates under the umbrella of the Home Energy Rebates.

State Requirements for Providing Retroactive Rebates

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed this optional resource in relation to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, which established the Home Efficiency Rebates, which operates under the umbrella of the Home Energy Rebates.

Per the IRA, retrofits begun on or after Aug. 16, 2022, that meet Home Efficiency Rebates program requirements qualify to receive a rebate.2

As stated in Section 3.1.2 of DOE’s Program Requirements and Application Instructions, states must provide rebates for projects that:

  • are initiated on or after Aug. 16, 2022
  • meet all DOE requirements within the requirements document, and
  • meet any additional state requirements.

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