New Yorkers Eligible for Grant Money to Replace Vital Household Appliances

 

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

    The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding.

    All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available beginning Monday, September 19 at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling
    1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out.

    A list of eligible equipment and appliances and rebate levels is as follows:

     

    Eligible Equipment & Appliances

    Rebate

    Refrigerators (ENERGY STAR)

    $350

    Clothes Washers (ENERGY STAR)

    $250

    Clothes Dryers w/Moisture Sensor (higher efficiency)

    $250

    Dehumidifiers (ENERGY STAR)

    $100

    Furnace (ENERGY STAR)

    $2,000

    Boiler (ENERGY STAR)

    $2,500

    Hot Water Heater Tanks (electric- higher efficiency; gas- ENERGY STAR)

    $400