Home Energy Rebates (Inflation Reduction Act)


Current Activity: GOE Issues Request for Proposals

Per U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) guidance, GOE has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) through the State Purchasing Division. The ideal proposal will help GOE implement the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Home Energy Rebates Programs in Nevada. These programs effectively serve Nevada households with technology and services that reduce energy bills, increase home comfort, improve indoor air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of this RFP is to determine a qualified vendor who will conduct a needs assessment for the state, which will determine the most successful attributes a program administrator should offer, as well as attributes ideal for successful program design.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 12/13/2023 at 2:00 p.m. Those interested in submitting a proposal can learn more here: https://nevadaepro.com/bso/external/bidDetail.sdo?docId=01GO-S2580&external=true&parentUrl=close

    Background

    The 2022 federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) created two home energy rebate programs for which states could apply for funding to develop and administer programs in their state. These programs will provide $8.5 billion to states and territories to lower energy costs and increase efficiency in American homes by making home energy upgrades more affordable.

    The Home Efficiency Rebates Program (IRA section 50121) will offer $4,300,000,000 in formula grants to state energy offices to reduce the upfront cost of whole-home energy efficiency upgrades in single-family and multi-family homes. The value of an eligible home’s rebate depends on the predicted energy savings attributable to the project.

    Nevada is eligible for $48,200,980.

    The Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Program (IRA section 50122) will offer $4,275,000,000 in formula grants to state energy offices to reduce the upfront cost of efficient electric technologies in single-family and multi-family homes. This program also provides $225,000,000 in grants to Indian tribes, however tribal guidance and application instructions are forthcoming through a separate, upcoming announcement.

    Nevada is eligible for $47,920,160.

      Timeline of Activities Completed

      09/05/2023   GOE closed the Request for Information (RFI).
           
      08/10/2023   GOE released an RFI on best practices for program design.
           
      07/27/2023          DOE released guidance and opened applications to states for the full programmatic funding (applications due date of 1/31/2025).
           
      07/17/2023   GOE applied for early administrative funds.

        Tentative Timeline of Upcoming Activities

        December 2023      GOE will select a proposal for a vendor to conduct a needs assessment for the programs. Please note, the vendor selected to complete the needs assessment cannot be the same vendor, nor in any way affiliated with the vendor, selected to design and implement the rebate program.
             
        Early 2024   Needs assessment is conducted.
             
        Spring 2024   GOE plans to issue a second RFP for program development and implementation. The selection of program design and the partner who will implement the program will be determined through this process.
             
        Late 2024 or early 2025    Rebate programs open to the public for applications.