The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 represents the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history. IRA appropriated approximately $8.5 billion to the DOE to carry out a program to award grants to State Energy Offices and Indian Tribes for two new rebate programs. Additionally, the IRA appropriated $200 million to fund residential energy contractor training programs.
Distribution of these funds is being managed by the new DOE Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP). SCEP is launching a coordinated stakeholder engagement strategy to help shape the implementation of a residential efficiency and electrification rebates program and ensure the full economic and environmental benefits of this historic investment are realized by all Americans.
This informational webinar, held Dec. 8, 2022, 1–2 p.m. ET, will highlight key program design considerations for the Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Rebate Program (IRA Sec. 50121), High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate (HEEHRA) Program (IRA Sec. 50122), and the Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants (IRA Sec. 50123). DOE will then discuss how states, tribes, contractors, homeowners, and other groups can best position themselves to learn more about these opportunities and prepare for distribution of these rebates.
DOE will also preview its plans for upcoming listening sessions to allow members of the public and key stakeholder groups to provide insights on the implementation of a residential efficiency and electrification rebates program.
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