Take Advantage of Federal Funding
for Going Green!

(and save money!)

The Inflation Reduction Act included new and increased federal tax credits that will lower energy and transportation costs for Americans. These federal tax credits went into effect in 2023. The IRA also included funding for rebates (such as point-of-sale discounts on electric stoves; different from tax credits). Those will be implemented by states and some of these may be available in 2024. Check your state’s status on rebates here.

This page compiles resources to help Americans – and the elected officials who represent them – access these new federal dollars to save money and help address climate change.

One of the biggest issues of the IRA is that ordinary people do not know about the thousands of dollars available to them right now!  Our fact sheet details many of the IRA programs and how consumers can take advantage of them.  If you are an elected official, community leader or just a helpful neighbor, download our fact sheet to distribute in your community. You can download the fact sheet here.

Buying a new car? Buy American and go electric!

New electric vehicles are eligible for a $7,500 tax credit and used vehicles are eligible for a $4,000 tax credit. Importantly, starting in January 2024, car dealers may provide the EV tax credit as a rebate at the time of purchase, lowering the upfront purchase cost. Slightly fewer cars are eligible for the tax credit in 2024, but some car companies whose models aren’t eligible are offering discounts to match the tax credits.

Want to make green home improvements, but don’t know where to start?

Start with an expert auditing your home for ways to save money as well as increase energy efficiency!  You can get a reduction on your taxes for getting a home energy audit! (only reduces amount you owe, can not be a refund.)  Auditors must be certified with an accredited program.

Click here to check which accredited programs qualify.

Need to replace any major appliances? Doing any remodeling?

Federal funding makes the green alternatives an option.  Instead of assuming green, money saving options are too expensive, learn for yourself what options are available.  Many contractors and sales people do not know what new options are available for funding or what technology is available in your area. 

According to the Department of Energy, federal tax credits can provide up to $3,200 annually to lower the cost of energy efficient home upgrades by up to 30 percent. Improvements eligible include heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, insulation, doors and windows, as well as electrical panel upgrades, home energy audits and more. 

Ready to make home upgrades?  Click here to learn more about federal tax credits, and click here to find rebates that might apply to you.