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NEW YORK STORM RELIEF REBATE PROGRAM

Purpose

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the $8 million New York Storm Relief Rebate Program to help those who sustained property damage resulting from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee recover and rebuild.

Eligibility

If you are a resident of New York State and essential appliances or equipment were lost or damaged because of Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, you may qualify for cash rebates by purchasing eligible ENERGY STARĀ® or High Efficiency appliances or equipment.

The following products are eligible under this rebate program: refrigerators ($350), clothes washers ($250), clothes dryers ($250), dehumidifiers ($100), furnaces ($2,000), boilers ($2,500), and qualified hot water heaters (gas storage water heaters, heat pump water heaters, electric water heaters, $400). Only appliances and equipment that replace those damaged in the storms are eligible for rebates (with the exception of dehumidifiers that can either replace a damaged dehumidifier or have been purchased to reduce humidity resulting from the storm). The New York Storm Relief Rebate Program is providing this assistance exclusively for New York State residents that are not receiving compensation from FEMA or insurance companies for these appliances or equipment.

To qualify for the rebate, purchases must be made on or after August 29, 2011 for residents affected by Hurricane Irene, and for residents affected by Tropical Storm Lee, purchases must be made on or after September 9, 2011. Appliances or equipment must meet the ENERGY STAR criteria.

Exceptions:

1) Clothes Dryers are not ENERGY STAR qualified; rebates will be provided for moisture sensing dryers from the programs qualifying product list
2) Electric Hot Water Heaters are not ENERGY STAR qualified; rebates will be provided for eligible electric hot water heaters from the programs qualifying product list. There are gas hot water heaters that are ENERGY STAR qualified and they are eligible for rebates.

Application

Fill out this Application Form, print and sign the application and mail it in with the required purchase receipt(s).

Contact

Call the program hotline at 1-877-NY-SMART to fill out the form over the phone, wait to receive the completed application by either e-mail or hard copy in the U.S. Mail, sign the application and then mail it with the required purchase receipt(s).


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