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Energy Rebates

Home Energy Rebate Programs 

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a federal law established in 2022, authorizes the US Dept. of Energy (USDOE) to administer the Home Energy Rebate Programs. Under this law, USDOE allocated $263 million in funding to the Illinois EPA Office of Energy to administer two programs: the Home Efficiency Rebates (Section 50121) and the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (Section 50122).

Program Updates

At this time, funding for the two residential programs has not yet been processed by or provided to Illinois EPA for administration or distribution. Illinois’ application status for funding can be tracked on the NEW Status of State Application webpage. Illinois will not be applying for early use of administrative funding.

On October 13, 2023, USDOE Office of State and Community Energy Programs released an updated Administrative and Legal Requirements Document for the Home Energy Rebate Programs, Sections 50121 and 50122. The updates include:

  • Allowance of retroactive rebates for the Home Efficiency Rebate Program (Section 50121) that are initiated on or after August 16, 2022; meet all USDOE requirements; and all state program requirements.
  • Allowance of virtual inspections for the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebate Program (Section 50122);
  • Removing the requirement of a blower door for home energy audits; and
  • Clarification of the low-income programs that make participants automatically eligible for rebate programs.

Additional updates to the USDOE program requirements and details specific to Illinois EPA's administration of the rebate programs will be published to this webpage as they become available.  

Visit the following federal resources to learn more about these programs and other provisions of the IRA including tax incentives.

IRA Home Energy Resources

Listserv Registration for Illinois Home Energy Rebate Updates

Enter your email into the listserv sign-up below to receive updates for IRA rebate programs administered by Illinois EPA Office of Energy. Once you've clicked subscribe, you should receive a confirmation email with additional instructions to receive informational emails.

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Potential Rebate Vendors or 3rd Party Administrators 

In a good faith effort to remain in accordance with the Illinois Procurement Code [30 ILCS 500/50-10.5(e)], Illinois EPA is limited in its communications related to IRA implementation. An opportunity will be given to compete on any solicitation or any future procurements of similar supplies or services. Please ensure your entity is registered in BidBuy to receive solicitation notifications.

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