Assisted Home Performance Grants (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name Assisted Home Performance Grants
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Dehumidifiers, Duct/Air sealing, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Room Air Conditioners
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 50% of costs

Equipment Requirements Eligible equipment and installations are determined by energy audit

Funding Source Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)

Installation Requirements Measures must be installed by BPI certified contractor

Maximum Incentive Single-family: $5,000

Multi-family (2-4 units): $10,000 per building

Program Administrator New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Date added to DSIRE 2005-06-16
Last DSIRE Review 2013-04-22
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


The Assisted Home Performance Program provides grants to low-income home owners in 1-4 family buildings for up to 50% of costs for energy efficient improvements. The household income eligibility cut-off is set at 80% of the Median State Income or 80% of the Median Area Income (by county), whichever is higher. County level income eligibility levels based on household size are available on the program web site.

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. Incentives are reduced if only a portion of the tenants are income eligible (e.g., the maximum incentive is 30% if only two out of four total tenants meet the income requirements). The remaining costs of installation and purchase may be covered by the Home Performance with Energy Star Financing Program or the New York Residential Loan Fund programs.

In order to apply, the homeowner must contact a BPI contractor or a community organization - both lists are located on the program website above. The contractor will perform a Comprehensive Home Assessment (CPA) to determine what measures need to be installed. The assisted home performance work scope must have a savings to investment ratio of at least 1.1 for the recommended package of improvements in the CPA. Eligible measures and minimum equipment standards for this grant program are somewhat more limited than those eligible for the financing programs above. Click here for a list of eligible measures, and note that exceptions indicated in the footnotes.

Eligible customers are electricity and natural gas customers in the state that pay the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) surcharge on their energy bills. This includes most investor-owned electric and gas utilities within the state, but does not include municipal utilities.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information - Residential Programs
Department New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Address 17 Columbia Circle

Place Albany, New York
Zip/Postal Code 12203-6399
Phone (877) 697-6278

Contact Name Joseph DeRosa
Department New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Division 17 Columbia Circle

Place Albany, New York
Zip/Postal Code 12203-6399
Phone (518) 862-1090 Ext.3487
Phone 2 (877) 697-6278


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"