DEP Seeks Applicants to Manage Home Heating Equipment Rebate Program

Jan 05, 2010, 15:36 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today an opportunity for a qualified entity to administer Pennsylvania's new Home Heating Equipment Rebate program.

"We are looking for an individual, organization or business with the knowledge and ability to distribute $11 million of federal funding to citizens willing to invest in making their homes more energy and cost efficient," said Secretary Hanger.

The department is accepting applications to implement and administer the consumer rebate program for non-electrical residential water heaters and heating equipment that use natural gas, propane or fuel oil. The rebate program, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will open this spring and will stimulate the economy by creating jobs through the manufacturing and installation of residential energy-efficient equipment.

Applications to administer the program must be mailed or delivered to the Department of Environmental Protection, PA Home Heating Equipment Rebate Program, 15th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772. E-mails and faxes will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Jan. 29.

Solicitation guidelines and application packages are available at; under the heading "Where is Your Money Going" click on "Energy."

DEP will host a pre-application conference call for potential applicants to submit questions to department staff. It will take place on Jan. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The contact number is 1-866-469-3239, and the access code is 21310269.

For more information, contact DEP's Office of Energy and Technology Deployment at 717-783-8411.

Media contact: John Repetz, DEP; 717-787-1323

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection