The Home Energy Rebate Programs include 8.8 billion dollars in grant funding to help American households save money on energy bills, upgrade to clean energy equipment and improve energy efficiency, reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution, and create workforce training programs.

States have until January 2025 to get their final applications for the Home Energy Rebate Program to the Federal Department of Energy (DOE). States are required to do at least one public input hearing and include how that was incorporated into the final application.

Most likely, states will allow written comments, but we also will want coalition members to be prepared to speak during these hearings (in-person or virtually).

These talking points have been developed with health professionals and advocates in mind – for more general, non-health-specific guidance, check out the Midwest BDC Talking Points and Training Session. These health recommendations are fully aligned with the general talking points.