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NYS Appliance Rebate Program Closed

The NYS appliance rebate program has officially closed. The program began just a few weeks ago on March 19, 2012. This was a great program released by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). Similar to previous programs the NYS appliance rebate program provided New York State residents with a cash rebate of $350 for purchasing an eligible CEE High Efficiency Tier 2 or 3 refrigerator, or $250 for purchasing an eligible CEE High Efficiency Tier 2 or 3 clothes washer.

Here is the latest message from NYSERDA regarding the NYS appliance rebate program:

Thank you for your interest in New York’s Buy Green Save Green, High-Efficiency Appliance Rebate program. The demand for the program has been tremendous. All rebate funds have been allocated, and we are no longer accepting rebate applications. The program provided $3.5 million in rebates for complete applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, close to 1700 applications have been submitted for consideration on a waiting list, should funding become available.

If you have completed an online or phone application, please be sure to mail in your application with the original receipt postmarked within 14 calendar days of submitting your application. Again, rebates are being processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Customers may check the status of their applications at https://www.nysappliancerebates.com/RebateStatus.aspx or by calling the program hotline at 1-877-NY-SMART or 1-877-697-6278. 

If you have already submitted your nys appliance rebate, you may check the status of your application here. It’s unclear how long it will take for NYSERDA to process your ny appliance rebate, but expect several weeks.

Finally, if you’re wondering, these funding were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to NYSERDA the nys appliance rebate program funds come from federal funds:

 The funds for the BGSG rebate program were provided from the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program (SEP). The SEP is distributing $3.1 billion of funding to the states and U.S. territories under the 2009 Recovery Act. The SEP provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. States use the grants to address their energy priorities and to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.