Summary of Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act Funding

The Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA), most commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, was signed into law by President Joe Biden on November 15, 2021. A second bill, The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law on August 6, 2022.

Both laws include many energy-related funding opportunities for Rhode Island. The funding is available through (a) formula grants which are predetermined amounts given to state energy offices; or (b) competitive grants which are not predetermined and are awarded based on the merits of the application.

The RI Office of Energy Resources (OER) is involved in the following opportunities.

IIJA Formula Funding

IIJA Competitive Grants

IRA Formula Funding

Home Energy Performance-Based, Whole-House Rebate Program (HER f/k/a HOMES) and High Efficiency Electric Home Rebate (HER f/ka HEEHR) Program

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The law includes $391 billion to support clean energy and address climate change, including $8.8 billion in rebates nationally for home energy efficiency and electrification projects.

The Home Energy Rebate Programs include the Home Efficiency Rebates (HER) and Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEAR). Rhode Island will receive approximately $32 million for the HER program and $31 million for the HEAR program. The goal of these two rebate programs is to increase the energy efficiency in homes thereby decreasing residential energy bills and carbon emissions. The HER program will provide rebates to customers undergoing a home energy improvement that is modeled to reduce their energy use by a minimum of 20%. The HEAR program will provide rebates on home electrification upgrades.  Follow here as OER develops and implements the programs. 

Future Opportunities from IIJA and IRA

For more information about these funding opportunities, please contact Karen Bradbury at