Inflation Reduction Act Home Energy Rebate Programs

DEEP held a public Technical Meeting on Thursday May 16, 2024, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM to discuss these programs with stakeholders. This was a hybrid in-person and virtual meeting. Download the meeting agenda here and see the recording here. A Request for Information with responses is due by Friday June 7, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The law included $391 billion to support clean energy and address climate change, including $8.8 billion in rebates for home energy efficiency and electrification projects. Through these IRA provisions, Connecticut is eligible to receive $49,830,560 for the Home Efficiency Rebate program (HER) and $49,732,517 for the Home Electrification and Appliance program (HEAR), together referred to as the Home Energy Rebate Programs. HER allows for “whole house rebates” related to energy savings. HEAR will offer rebates for electric appliances and other efficiency equipment.

The rebates offered through HER and HEAR will help Connecticut households save money on energy bills, upgrade to clean energy equipment, improve energy efficiency, and reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution. 

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is in the process of developing federal applications for HER and HEAR in order to access the funding. Please note that HER and HEAR rebates will not be available until our federal applications are approved by the US Department of Energy (DOE). DEEP has already received HER and HEAR Early Administrative Funding and has contracted with VEIC to assist with developing the federal applications. Through a robust public engagement process, DEEP and VEIC will gather public feedback on program design options to ensure that these programs support Connecticut’s energy efficiency, sustainability, and energy equity and affordability goals.

Program Status Updates

Updates on federal application submissions, DOE application approvals, HER and HEAR rebate availability, along with other general program updates will be posted here.

  • DEEP received Early Administration Funding for HER and HEAR in September 2023.
  • DEEP began working with VEIC in March 2024.
  • DEEP and VEIC currently drafting HER and HEAR federal applications and conducting stakeholder engagement on program design options.

Public Engagement Opportunities 

DEEP held  a public Technical Meeting on Thursday May 16, 2024, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM to discuss these programs with stakeholders. For more information related to the Technical Meeting click the links below.

IRA Home Energy Rebate Programs Technical Meeting  Notice | Agenda | Recording | Presentation Slides (below)

DEEP has also issued a Request for Information (RFI). This RFI will help inform DEEP’s approach to IRA Rebate Program design and implementation. Anyone can respond to this RFI. In particular, DEEP is interested in responses from potential and existing program administrators, local governments, energy contractors, labor organizations, manufacturers of efficiency equipment and materials, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, building owners and landlords, and residents. Responses are due by Friday, June 7, 2024, at 5:00 pm, EST.



Current available energy efficiency incentives

There are many incentives currently available for Connecticut residents to take advantage of now:

More information on federal funding opportunities relevant to DEEP can be found here: Opportunities from the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Contact Us

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Content last updated May, 2024.