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Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

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Residential Energy Efficiency and Electrification Programs

With funding made available through the federal Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established rebate opportunities for home energy efficiency and electrification projects. The home energy rebates will help households save money on energy bills, upgrade to clean energy equipment and improve energy efficiency.

The State of Iowa expects to receive funding for three rebate programs:

  • Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Rebate Program: Iowa expects to receive over $60 million in funding to provide rebates for energy efficiency retrofits ranging from $2,000-$8,000 for individual households and up to $400,000 for multifamily buildings.
  • High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebates (HEEHRA) Program: Iowa expects to receive approximately $60 million in funding to provide prescriptive rebates on a percentage of the cost for an efficiency project based on household income, with a rebate cap of $14,000.
  • Contractor and Auditor Training Programs (50123): Iowa expects to receive just over $2 million to attract, train, certify and retain a diverse set of local workers to deliver the influx of new federally-funded energy efficiency and electrification programs.

More information on the DOE Home Energy Rebate programs can be found here. There is also a helpful FAQ section, including background information and eligibility, that can be found here.

If you are interested in receiving Iowa's program and application information as it becomes available, please sign up here.


Iowa Home Energy Rebate Programs Status

Program guidelines were made available to state energy offices on July 27, 2023, and the Iowa Energy Office is currently conducting a review of the guidelines. Program rollouts may vary by state, but generally households can expect to access the rebates by late 2024. While these rebates are not yet available, consumers may be eligible for other federal programs, including tax credits and weatherization assistance. Local utilities may also provide rebates for energy efficiency improvements.

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