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DOE Publishes Outreach, Technical Assistance, and Application Resources

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An Update from the Office of State & Community Energy Programs: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the following resources to help state and territorial energy offices (SEOs) apply for and implement the Home Energy Rebates: Education and Outreach Plan Required Elements: DOE is providing this document to help SEOs develop an Education and Outreach Plan for their Rebate…

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DOE Releases Best Practices to Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Claims

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An Home Energy Rebates update from the Office of State & Community Energy Programs: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is prioritizing consumer protection as it funds and oversees state, territorial, and Tribal Home Energy Rebate programs. To that end, DOE has released comprehensive best practices outlining actions DOE and state energy offices (SEOs) can take to…

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Treasury Seeks Comments on Proposed 25C Tax Credit PIN Assignment System

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The US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are seeking public comment on their proposed production identification number (PIN) assignment system for certain products under the 25C Energy Efficient Home Improvement tax credit. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed PIN assignment system by February 27, 2024.  As you…

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First Group of States Apply for Landmark Home Energy Rebates Funding to Lower Energy Costs

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Four states — California, Hawaii, New Mexico and New York — are the first to submit funding applications for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Rebates program, a historic $8.8 billion investment to lower costs for American families through energy efficiency and electrification thanks to President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. As part of President…

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Home Energy Rebate Programs: Status of State Applications

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Update: January 17th: First Group of States Apply for Landmark Home Energy Rebates Funding to Lower Energy Costs The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a state and territory application tracker. This tracker provides transparency into the current application status of State Energy Offices’ HOMES and HEEHR applications. According to the tracker, DOE has awarded 22 states early…

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BPA: Home Energy Rebates in the Inflation Reduction Act Fact Sheet

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 invests $8.8 billion in Home Energy Rebates via two programs: the Home Efficiency Rebates (HOMES) and the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEEHR). Our updated fact sheet provides a broad overview of these programs and outlines how funds will flow from the Department of Energy (DOE) to State Energy…

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White House Kicks Off Bid to Train Home Efficiency Workers

This article originally appeared in Bloomberg Law, written by Stephen Lee. The White House on Monday kicked off the outlay of $150 million to states so they can train contractors who can work on home energy upgrades. The funding is meant to fill what contractors have called a significant skills gap across the nation, which…

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$150M in Contractor Training Grants Now Available to States

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) announced today that applications are open for state energy offices to apply for $150 million in funding from the State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants Program to support the education, training, and certification of a new generation of the residential energy efficiency workforce.…

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IRA Webinar Series – Playbacks & Upcoming Live Event

Earlier this spring, we launched our Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) webinar series to give you a comprehensive understanding of the IRA. So far, we hosted two events: A recording of each event is available for free to all paid BPA members. Members can visit this page and login to get access to each webinar playback.…

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