The table below provides an overview of the eligibility requirements and income-based incentives for all eligible products. Incentive amounts will not exceed total purchase and installation costs when combined with FEMA or standard Efficiency Vermont incentive offers.

The following are eligible for no-interest (0% APR) financing, up to $30,000.

Qualified Product Lists Additional Standard Efficiency Vermont Incentive Replacement Criteria Low Income Moderate Income
Large Appliances ENERGY STAR®-certified Refrigerator Only standard-sized units are eligible Must replace flood-damaged unit
Limit: 1
Up to $1,000 (Maximum 1 per appliance type) Up to $750 (Maximum 1 per appliance type)
ENERGY STAR-certified Freezer
ENERGY STAR-certified Clothes Washer
ENERGY STAR-certified Clothes Dryer Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product’s total purchase and installation cost): Up to $400 cash back for heat pump dryers
Small Appliances ENERGY STAR-certified Window Air Conditioner Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product's total purchase and installation cost): $100 cash back for ENERGY STAR “Most Efficient” window air conditioners Can be new or replacing flood-damaged unit
Limit: 2
Up to $400 (maximum 2 per appliance type) Up to $300 (maximum 2 per appliance type)
ENERGY STAR-certified Dehumidifier Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product's total purchase and installation cost): Up to $40 cash back
ENERGY STAR-certified Air Purifier
Water Heating (Tank & Tankless) ENERGY STAR-certified Fossil Fuel Fired Water Heater Must replace flood-damaged unit Up to $3,000 Up to $2,250
Electric Water Heater
Heat Pump Water Heater Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product's total purchase and installation cost): Starting at $300 off Details below
Heating Central Wood Pellet Boiler or Furnace Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product’s total purchase and installation cost): Up to $6,000 cash back Can be new or replacing flood-damaged unit $10,000 $7,500
Wood/Pellet Stove Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product's total purchase and installation cost): Up to $400 off at time of purchase Up to $10,000 Up to $7,500
Ductless Heat Pump Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product's total purchase and installation cost): Starting at $350 off
Ducted Heat Pump Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product's total purchase and installation cost): Starting at $1,000 off
Energy Efficient Boilers and Furnaces Must replace flood-damaged unit
TOTAL COMBINED MAX INCENTIVE
Your final incentive will be based on your total qualifying expenses, less your FEMA payment, up to a total incentive amount of $10,000
Up to $10,000 Up to $10,000

Do you need to upgrade your home's electric panel? Upgrading your electric panel may be necessary to support other flood-recovery projects. It can also ready your home for new energy efficient products like heat pumps and EV chargers. Home electric panel updates don't count toward the $10,000 flood recovery maximum incentive. You must fill out a separate form for this rebate. Click here to download the Home Electric System rebate application form.

Eligible Products Additional Standard Efficiency Vermont Incentive Replacement Criteria Low Income Moderate Income
Home Electrical System (for homeowners) (click here for application form) 200Amp Electric Panel OR Subpanel to achieve total of 200Amp service AND Associated Equipment. Installation of equipment allowing 225 amp service is allowable if advised by the electrician. (See below for eligible equipment) Can be new or replacing flood-damaged unit 100% of costs, up to $10,000* 90% of costs, up to $9,000*
TOTAL MAX INCENTIVE Up to $10,000 Up to $9,000
*Allowable Home Electrical System equipment includes...
  1. Service entrance upgrade.
  2. Electrical panel or subpanel as needed to serve new and likely future loads; an existing panel may be kept as a subpanel if advised by the electrician.
  3. Wiring (including junction boxes and a receptacle/outlet) to serve a new load.
  4. Meter socket and related materials, such as a wood backer board.
  5. Customer-owned pole(s) or conduit, including trenching and backfilling.
  6. Service line (conductor) from the transformer to home or meter socket.
  7. Costs associated with disposing of or recycling old equipment that is being replaced under the program.
  8. Other critical safety corrections if advised by the electrician.

Getting a heat pump water heater? Heat pump water heater rebates don't count toward the $10,000 flood recovery maximum incentive.

Additional Standard Efficiency Vermont Incentive Replacement criteria Low-Income Moderate-Income
Water Heating Heat Pump Water Heater Standard incentive (may be combined with Flood Recovery incentive if total incentives do not exceed the product's total purchase and installation cost): Starting at $300 off Must replace flood-damaged unit 100% of costs, up to $5,000 90% of costs, up to $4,500
TOTAL MAX INCENTIVE 100% of costs, up to $5,000 90% of costs, up to $4,500

Are you replacing flood-damaged air sealing and insulating materials? If so, you can also get up to $9,500 for your weatherization project.

Flood Recovery Services for Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Participants Low- or Moderate-Income Baseline Offer
Weatherization Home Performance w/ENERGY STAR If you have received WAP services in the last 15 years and your home’s air sealing or insulation was damaged by flooding:
  • You can receive full WAP services
  • You must re-apply to determine if you are still eligible
  • If eligible, you will be bumped to the top of the wait list
  • If your appliances were damaged by flooding, please continue to enroll in Efficiency Vermont’s Flood Recovery Rebate program when replacing them
You must file with FEMA and your insurance company before applying for WAP services
75% off project costs, up to $9,500 75% off project costs, up to $4,000 Find a Contractor
TOTAL MAX INCENTIVE 75% off project costs, up to $9,500 75% off project costs, up to $4,000

About this rebate

Attention: if you are eligible for FEMA assistance you must apply to the FEMA process before applying for any additional assistance from Efficiency Vermont. Do not apply for Efficiency Vermont rebates until you have applied to the FEMA process, or you risk forfeiting FEMA assistance.

  • Flood Recovery rebates may be applied to multiple products, up to $10,000 per household.
  • The incentive amount for any individual product provided by Efficiency Vermont is in addition to any FEMA assistance for the same product. The combined FEMA and Efficiency Vermont financial assistance will not exceed the cost of purchasing and installing the product.
  • Flood Recovery rebates may be combined with standard incentive offers as long as the total combined incentive does not exceed the total purchase and installation cost. If you would like to apply for the standard incentive, please complete that application separately from the Flood Recovery incentive application.
  • For residential customers only
  • Must be new, installed in Vermont, and listed on the Qualifying Products List at the time of purchase. Used, rebuilt, or refurbished equipment is not eligible.

Weatherization Eligibility Details

  • All work must be completed by an Efficiency Excellence Network Contractor
  • You will not need a blower door test-in to initiate your project. Contractors will assess and recommend improvements based on your needs.
  • You may participate in this program even if you have already participated in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR in the past
  • Your household income must be at or below the following income guidelines.
Annual household income limit by household size
1 2 3 4 5
Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle counties Low Income $63,600 $72,700 $81,800 $90,850 $98,150
Moderate Income $95,600 $109,200 $122,800 $136,400 $147,400
Addison County Low Income $55,550 $63,450 $71,400 $79,300 $85,650
Moderate Income $83,280 $95,160 $107,040 $118,920 $128,520
All other VT counties Low Income $55,050 $62,900 $70,750 $78,600 $84,900
Moderate Income $82,400 $94,200 $106,000 $117,800 $127,400

This table displays household income levels broken out by low-income and moderate-income. The income levels vary by county. The first pair of rows in this table are the low- and moderate-income levels for Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties. The second two rows are the low and moderate income levels for Addison County. The third pair of rows are for all other Vermont counties. The columns for each row contain the annual household income limit by household size. The household size ranges from 1 to 5 members of the household. The cell in this table that lines up with the county you live in, and your annual household income limit by household size, gives you the income amount that determines if you are eligible for the low income or the moderate income offer for this incentive program. For example, if there are 3 people in your household and you live in Addison County, you would find the cells that line up with the Addison County row and the 3 people in household column. The income level for low income in this example is $71,400, and the income level for moderate income is $107,040. If your annual household income is at or below $71,400, you qualify for the low-income incentive. If your annual household income is above $71,400 but at or below $107,040, you qualify for the moderate-income program.

Rebates For Businesses

Rebates For Rental Property Owners

Virtual Home Energy Visit

  • An Energy Consultant will perform a virtual walkthrough of your home over video to identify and discuss options for replacing flood-damaged products and improving your home's energy efficiency and comfort.
  • Sign Up for a Virtual Home Energy Visit

Events

  • Flood Relief Offers Presentation with Central VT Council on Aging
    Barre
    January 11, 2024
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Learn More
  • Apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) process before participating in any Efficiency Vermont rebates, incentives, or financing offers. If you accept an Efficiency Vermont incentive before applying for FEMA assistance, future FEMA claims may be forfeited.
  • Keep the receipts from your purchased items.
  • Download rebate form or apply online. If you are applying for the panel upgrade rebate, please use this form. Be prepared to include the following:
    • Attestation of a FEMA submission, if eligible, or attestation of ineligibility for FEMA benefits
    • Attestation that products being replaced no longer function due to flooding
    • Attestation that you have submitted damages to your insurance company
    • For renters, a declaration of ownership for any flood-impacted appliances signed by a landlord
    • Attestation of household income
    • The incentive amount for any individual product provided by Efficiency Vermont is in addition to any FEMA assistance for the same product. The combined FEMA and Efficiency Vermont financial assistance will not exceed the cost of purchasing and installing the product. When you submit your Efficiency Vermont Flood Assistance Rebate Application, Efficiency Vermont will calculate the maximum amount of assistance you can receive when combined with any FEMA payments you have received for the same product. FEMA-eligible applications may experience extended wait times for processing.

Secure financing to help pay for energy-saving improvements.

Financing for Homeowners

Home Energy Loan
Flexible financing for homeowners starting at 0% interest.

Home Energy Loan Flood Recovery Accommodations

  • Eligible fossil fuel heating equipment may be financed
  • 0% interest loans, with loan terms of 5 years or less, are available for all customers recovering from flooding
  • Borrowing cap: $30,000
  • The cap of 50% for Health & Safety project costs has increased to having no cap if such repairs are necessary for your project