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Michigan: EGLE Hosting In-Person and Virtual Input Sessions to Prepare for Federal Home Energy Rebate Funding

March 14, 2024

An update from Michigan EGLE:

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) authorized the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to carry out the Home Energy Rebate (HER) Programs to help households save money on energy bills, improve energy efficiency, and reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution. The HER Programs consists of two programs: the Home Efficiency Rebates (IRA Section 50121) and the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (IRA Section 50122).

The Home Efficiency Rebates will provide funding to lower the upfront cost of whole-home energy efficiency upgrades in single-family and multi-family homes aiding retrofitting and electrification efforts. The Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates will help finance the upfront cost of efficient electric technologies in single-family and multi-family homes.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) is holding virtual and in-person engagement sessions to gain input from stakeholders on a strategic, equitable, and wholistic implementation of the DOE HER Programs in Michigan.

During these sessions EGLE is requesting stakeholder engagement, feedback, and input on:

  • Proposed deployment plans – target audience (location and income level), concierge model, regional implementors, etc.
  • Supporting meaningful community and labor engagement.
  • Engaging and supporting a skilled and qualified workforce.
  • Advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Contributing to the Justice40 Initiative with the goal that 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities.

Public Input Sessions

  • March 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., MI HER Programs Kickoff Webinar
  • March 26, 10:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m., Opening Listening Session
  • April 4, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Grand Rapids
  • April 9, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Detroit
  • April 11, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Flint
  • April 16, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Marquette
  • April 22, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Roscommon
  • April 24, 10:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m., Closing Listening Session

Snacks and beverages will be available at each in-person session. Registration is requested for planning purposes.  Register for virtual sessions on our Catalyst Communities Webinar Series Webpage, where you’ll find additional upcoming and recorded webinars of interest.

If you cannot attend any of these sessions, you can still provide input by submitting your comments or suggestions to

More Information
For more information about the MI HER Programs, please visit the EGLE MI Home Energy Rebate Programs Web page. Michigan resident wanting to participate in a home energy rebate program should sign up for program updates.
Program Questions:

Registration Questions
Alana Berthold:
Joel Roseberry:

Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation should contact Joel Roseberry at 517-599-94 two weeks before the event to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

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