New Yorkers Eligible for Grant Money to Replace Vital Household Appliances

David Carlucci

September 14, 2011

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 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


Refrigerators (ENERGY STAR)


Clothes Washers (ENERGY STAR)


Clothes Dryers w/Moisture Sensor (higher efficiency)


Dehumidifiers (ENERGY STAR)






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