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DOE: IRA Home Energy Rebates: Data and Tools Requirements Guide

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Overview

This guide is intended to assist states and their designees in developing and executing data collection, tracking, and reporting plans as needed to effectively implement two IRA Home Energy Rebates programs.

This guide is intended to assist states and their designees in developing and executing data collection, tracking, and reporting plans as needed to effectively implement two residential rebate programs authorized by Sections 50121 and 50122 of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The guide is into five parts; parts 1, 2, and 3 address data requirements, while parts 4 and 5 focus on data systems and rebate process workflows. These requirements are in collaboration with and will be included on the Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist (FARC) as part of the award package.

  • Parts 1 & 2 cover data collection, tracking, and reporting requirements for the Home Efficiency Rebates (Section 50121) and
    the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (Section 50122), respectively. Each part includes –
    a) questions that states are required to answer prior to launching their programs;
    b) data requirements associated with individual rebate transactions;
    c) data requirements associated with overall rebate programs; and,
    d) information regarding how states can share data with DOE.
  • Part 3 lists additional data elements that DOE recommends states collect and DOE’s database will accept but are not
    required.
  • Part 4 describes the primary functions that rebate programs must perform.
  • Part 5 provides links to recommended workflows for fulfilling rebate processing and data requirements.

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