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DOE: Inflation Reduction Act Home Energy Rebates Program Requirements & Application Instructions

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This document provides the program requirements, application requirements, and application instructions for both Home Energy Rebate programs available to State Energy Offices.

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Pub. L. 117-169 (August 16, 2022), authorized the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) to carry out two Home Energy Rebate programs. Specifically, IRA Section 50121 established the Home Efficiency Rebates, and IRA Section 50122 established the IRA Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (collectively, the Home Energy Rebates). The Home Energy Rebates together authorize $8.8 billion in funds for the benefit of U.S. households and home upgrades, to be distributed to households by State Energy Offices and Indian Tribes.

These funds will be made available to the authorized recipients through formula grants. DOE is responsible for providing oversight and guidance, and the States are responsible for the administration of rebate programs at the state level.

This document provides the program requirements, application requirements, and
application instructions for both Home Energy Rebate programs available to State Energy
Offices. To participate, States must submit applications describing state plans for their proposed rebate programs. States must follow the Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) for their application submission. Each application requirements section is designed to assist applicants in ensuring that their applications fully address components required to demonstrate compliance with corresponding programmatic requirements. State applications will be reviewed and approved by the DOE based on compliance with these programmatic requirements.

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