ReBuild Western Massachusetts Loan Program (Massachusetts)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||ReBuild Western Massachusetts Loan Program (Massachusetts)|
|Incentive Type||State Loan Program|
|Applicable Sector||Low-Income Residential, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Doors, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Windows, Room Air Conditioners, Solar Water Heat, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters|
|Incentive Inactive Date||2012-11-29|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Funding Source||American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Compliance Year 2010 ACP (RPS)|
|Terms||Zero-interest loan, up to 15 years|
|Program Administrator||Green Communities Program of Department of Energy Resources|
|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.
Homeowners interested in a loan for a rebuild or major renovation ("gut" renovations) 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 larger loans. 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 and to get a list of participating lenders.
|Contact Name||Rebuild Massachusetts Program Information|
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