ReBuild Western Massachusetts Grant Program (Massachusetts)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||ReBuild Western Massachusetts Grant Program (Massachusetts)|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Low-Income Residential, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, Tribal Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Doors, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Windows, Room Air Conditioners, Tankless Water Heaters|
|Incentive Inactive Date||2012-11-29|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount||Varies depending on measures installed|
|Equipment Requirements||Must meet efficiency requirements|
|Funding Source||American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Compliance Year 2010 ACP (RPS)|
|Installation Requirements||Pre-qualification is required.|
|Maximum Incentive||Residential: $20,000; Non-residential: $50,000; Municipal facilities: $100,000 (per building)|
|Program Administrator||Green Communities Program of Department of Energy Resources|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-11-29|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
|Incentive Source||The given value was not understood.|
NOTE: The below information is for reference only; this program is no longer available.
Massachusetts communities Brimfield, Monson, Southbridget, Springfield, Sturbridge, and Western Springfield were devastated by tornadoes on June 1, 2011. In an effort to help tornado victims rebuild using energy efficient technologies and practices, the Department of Energy Resources developed an $8 million program. Both grants and zero-interest loans are available. The grants will be available through the end of April 2012, while loans will be available through the end of 2012.
For minor repair work, residents may be eligible for grants for energy efficient windows, doors, space and water heating equipment, and insulation. If a homeowner requires a rebuild or major renovation ("gut" renovations), he/she will have to work with a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) company throughout the project reconstruction planning and implementation. Homes that achieve better HERS scores are eligible for higher incentives. In addition, rebuilds (new homes) are required to meet Massachusetts base energy code. Under any scenario, the homeowner will have to contact program administrators to pre-qualify.
Businesses and municipalities may also be eligible for incentives for space heating, water heating, insulation, as well as doors and windows. In addition, ReBuild Massachusetts will provide partial funding for engineering studies to identify opportunities for significant energy efficiency upgrades in the reconstruction or rebuild of non-residential buildings.
Finally, ReBuild Massachusetts is providing a "Natural Disaster Relief Adder" to the Commonwealth Solar II program.
|Contact Name||Rebuild Massachusetts Program Information|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.