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State Energy Office Support

The IRA and IIJA offer every state energy office millions of dollars and a historic opportunity to supercharge local clean energy economies.

BPA can help you:

Maximize federal funding opportunities

Expand your state’s energy-efficiency workforce

Save your residents energy and money

While there are more than 2.1 million energy efficiency workers in the country–more than any other energy sector–there is still a tremendous shortage of trained energy efficiency workers. And that employment gap is about to grow: Homeowners will soon have access to nearly $9 billion in federally funded rebates and tax credits for home energy upgrades. Plus, there’s another $3.5 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program soon to become available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Every state needs many more workers to fully take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.

As the leading voice for U.S. energy efficiency workers, the Building Performance Association (BPA) has the expertise and experience to help state governments secure funding and scale up their energy efficiency workforces.

Through its state-level partnerships, BPA identifies workforce gaps and barriers, brings clean energy jobs to underserved populations, and empowers communities to expand their energy efficiency workforce by providing valuable insights, tools, and training options.

BPA is already working with several states to conduct workforce needs assessments and develop plans to use Department of Energy funding to train and scale up the workforce each state needs.

BPA State Support Services Include:

Conducting a statewide workforce needs assessment and compiling a detailed report highlighting gaps, barriers, opportunities, and recommendations.

Convening and organizing your state’s industry contractors to form a BPA Affiliate or independent statewide organization.

Developing apprenticeship programs to increase the number of qualified energy specialists and energy auditors statewide.

For more information about each of these services, please download our “Maximize State and Federal Funds” flyer.


Download Our Latest Fact Sheet

Home Energy Rebates in the Inflation Reduction Act

Updated in December 2023, this 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.

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Home Efficiency Rebates Program: Sample Application Responses and Guidance

Developed by the Department of Energy (DOE), this document provides example responses and additional guidance to assist a state/territory in applying for and implementing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Home Rebate Program(s) in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative and Legal Requirements Document and the Program Requirements & Application Instructions.

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Energy Auditor Training Grant Program

The Energy Auditor Training Grant Program offers $40 million in competitive funding to states to train individuals in energy auditing for residential and commercial buildings. The goal is to build a skilled clean energy workforce, lower energy bills, and reduce building-related pollution. In the short term, it focuses on training, diversity, and job connections, while in the long term, it seeks to sustain clean energy auditing through partnerships.

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Our State Team

Our state team has extensive experience in energy workforce assessments, training, credentialing, education, and implementing apprenticeships.

The team has completed Needs Assessment Reports in West Virginia, Delaware, and Maine, and is currently working with other states in addition. These detailed reports draw on surveys from BPA’s DOE-funded national needs assessments to determine critical industry challenges. The reports take utilize this data to suggest strategies for improvement, development, and resource allocation.

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To schedule a consultation on how we can work together, contact Robin Yochum at