The Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program provides grants to low-income homeowners for up to 50% of costs for energy efficient improvements.
As a subsidy program, you do not need to repay the financial support that you receive. It is a grant instead of a loan, that is given to eligible homeowners to assist them by paying for 50% of the proposed eligible measures up to a maximum award of $5,000. The customer is responsible for paying whatever balance remains on the project costs.
Single-family homeowners that meet the income eligibility guidelines generally qualify for grants of up to $5,000. An income-qualified owner that occupies a unit in a 2-4 unit building can receive a subsidy of up to $5,000 for the whole building without any income verification required for the tenants. A higher subsidy, up to a total of $10,000 per building, may be available if tenants also are income eligible.
We know that the financial process can feel overwhelming so our professionals are educated in helping you understand your options and navigate the application process. One great feature of this incentive is that The Assisted Home Performance Subsidy can be combined with the ENERGY STAR® Loan or the NY Smart Energy Loan Fund. This loan cannot be combined with the Home Efficiency Measures Incentive (HEMI).
To qualify for the grant:
Applicants must be at or below the set income limits for the number of household members. The project must have a minimum standard of energy savings over the expected lifecycle of the improvements.
As a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified contractor, our Home Energy Specialists will work with you to determine what services and equipment quality and work with you through to find the best financial support for your home energy efficiency projects.
Contact us here to find out if you qualify to learn more and to schedule your free home energy evaluation.