New York Leads the Way with Inflation Reduction Act Home Energy Rebates

Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Low-Income New Yorkers

Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Low-Income New Yorkers

Governor Hochul Announces $39.6 Million is Now Available to Low Income New Yorkers for Home Energy Efficiency and Electrification Upgrades. Photo courtesy of the office of Gov. Hochul


May 31, 2024 By Czarinna Andres and Lloyd Mitchell

Low-income New Yorkers now have the opportunity to benefit from rebates for energy efficiency upgrades through the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEAR) Program.

Program Details

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, New Yorkers can access $39.6 million in rebates to support energy efficiency and electrification upgrades, aligning with the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals.


This initiative not only reduces energy costs but also contributes to a cleaner environment by transitioning away from fossil fuels, ultimately saving households money in the long run.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell


Governor Hochul commended New York for leading the nation in providing these rebates, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between the state, the Biden Administration, and the U.S. Department of Energy.


U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm highlighted the broader impact of the program, emphasizing how it directly benefits the public by reducing living costs.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Government Support

Senator Charles Schumer praised the initiative for its role in reducing energy costs and carbon pollution, thanking Governor Hochul and the Biden administration for their commitment to a sustainable future.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell


One- to four-family households in New York earning below 80 percent of the Area Median Income or participating in utility payment assistance programs are eligible to apply for the rebates. Visit the NYSERDA website for more information.

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