ReBuild Western Massachusetts Loan Program (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

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
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-11-29
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Start Date 08/2011

Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Compliance Year 2010 ACP (RPS)

Maximum Incentive $100,000

Program Budget $8,000,000

Terms Zero-interest loan, up to 15 years
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.

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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Rebuild Massachusetts Program Information

Place MA

Phone (877) 524-1325


  • 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)"