The State Energy Office at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in partnership with the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment helps local governments and nonprofits increase the energy efficiency of buildings and facilities through grants, loans and other methods.
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State Energy Program
Rural Water Energy Efficiency Program
Program Period: Active
Lighting Retrofit Program
Next Application Period: Estimated July – August 2023
HOME and HERRA Rebate Programs
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce will be administering the forthcoming Federal rebate programs (total of $129,152,880). There are two different rebate programs:
Public Information Session for Upcoming Oklahoma Energy Rebate Programs
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Commerce) is releasing a request for information (RFI) to gather information and seek input for an upcoming solicitation and program design for two rebate programs.
Request for information is now available for public input from August 7 – September 15, 2023.
A public comment session will be held August 23, 2023, at 10 a.m.
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
900 North Stiles Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73014
- Home Efficiency Rebates Section 50121 of the Inflation Reduction Act
- Individual household retrofits range from $2,000 (if retrofits reduce energy by at least 20 – 35%) – $4,000 (if retrofits reduce energy by at least 35%)
- Multifamily rebates for retrofits – $400,000
- Maximum rebates double for low- and moderate-income homes
- Home Electrification and Appliance Rebate Program Section 50122 of the Inflation Reduction Act
- Point of Sale Rebates
- Will provide 50% of cost for incomes 80-150% of area median income
- Will provide 100% of cost for incomes 80% of area median income and below
- $14,000 cap per household
- $8,000 cap per heat pump
- $1,750 for a heat pump water heater
- $4,000 for a panel/service upgrade
- Can also receive rebates for electric stoves, clothes dryers and insulation/air sealing measures.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I already purchased an appliance, can I be reimbursed later?
Since no guidance has been released, the answer is likely no. We do not yet know all the standards the equipment must meet or other requirements. Furthermore, households must be income qualified. The best way to ensure a possibility of reimbursement is to wait until guidance comes out and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce has designed the program according to federal requirements.
When will the rebate funds be available?
Unfortunately, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce does not have answer to this question yet. The U.S. Department of Energy has not yet provided an exact timeline for implementation nor notice when funds will be released. Likely either late 2023 or early 2024. Please revisit this site on a regular basis or sign up for alerts to receive notification when the program is available.
Solar for All
Solar for All, a program of the U.S. EPA, will tackle the financial and non-financial barriers that limit the ability of low-income and disadvantaged communities across the country to benefit from the rapid growth in distributed solar capacity.
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce State Energy Office is pleased to announce a request for information is now available for the new Solar for All competitive funding that Oklahoma will be applying for from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). The information gathered from the RFI will be used to inform future solicitation(s) and the grant application. The RFI can be found here on the Commerce website.
Grid Resiliency Grant
Revolving Loan Funds
Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant
The State Energy Office issues loans for the implementation of energy efficiency measures. Examples include HVAC and lighting upgrades.
Eligible tax-exempt entities include school districts, units of local government, and State government agencies that are physically located in the state of Oklahoma.
Opportunities to Apply
The loan program is being redesigned to better meet current market needs. Loan funds are on hold at this time.
Grants are competitively awarded based on a proposed project’s reduction of energy costs and energy waste, promotion of economic growth, and the improvement in environmental quality.
Examples include lighting retrofits, door/window upgrades, and wastewater energy efficiency upgrades.
Local governments, public education institutions, non-profits and state agencies located in Oklahoma.
Opportunities to Apply
When grant funds are available, interested applicants will respond to a public Request for Proposal (RFP). RFPs are posted to the OMES Central Purchasing Open Solicitations page.
Requirements for Loans + Grants
Energy efficiency measures must be identified through an energy assessment performed consistent with industry best practices and standards and lead to a reduction in energy usage.
For questions about the program, contact Amanda Marcott-Thottunkal at 405-815-5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.