Low income new construction rebates

If you are a nonprofit, new construction organization such as a Community Development Authority, Housing Development Agency, or an organization such as Habitat for Humanity serving the low-income community, Minnesota Energy Resources supports your community efforts through the rebates outlined below. To be eligible, the new home must be served by Minnesota Energy Resources and cannot be participating in the home energy excellence program.

Measure Efficiency requirements Rebate
Natural gas furnace 95% AFUE $400
Integrated space and water heating system 92% AFUE $500
Natural gas storage water heater ENERGY STAR® certified and .64 UEF $125
Advanced thermostat Automatic programming based on occupancy**
List of current eligible models.
Wi-Fi enabled Customer programmed $50
Clothes washers ENERGY STAR® certified $45
Dishwashers ENERGY STAR certified $30

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) will be used to verify actual AFUE ratings for heating purposes. Please reference all rebate requirements prior to installation to ensure eligibility.

AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

UEF: Uniform Energy Factor

* Rebate amount is 100% of total cost, up to maximum listed above.

** Must feature integrated occupancy-sensing capabilities (such as motion sensors or geofencing) without additional devices. Thermostat must learn occupancy and automatically improve programming schedule using advanced analytics.

The rebate will be issued to the nonprofit organization submitting the application and responsible for the project. The developer or property manager or owner must demonstrate that the home will be serving a low- income household.

After the qualifying system is installed, work with your contractor to complete and submit the low income new construction rebate application. To qualify for the Advanced Thermostat rebate, complete model number must be provided. There is a limit of one qualifying thermostat per natural gas service address.

Funding is limited and can change or end at any time. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program application must be received within 60 days of installation.

For additional questions, please call us at 866-872-0052, option 1.