$8 million
noon_mark_ggn_rocks_sky$8 Million Program Targeted to Assist Victims of Hurricane Irene and
Tropical Storm Lee

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. Grants will be a fixed amount for different appliances
and could cover up to 100 percent of the costs of a purchase. If the
cost of the appliance exceeds the cap, the program will pay a portion of
the total costs up to the cap.

"Our top priority is making sure those affected by these storms have the
help they need to recover," Governor Cuomo said. "This program will
cover the costs for critical household appliances and help New Yorkers
who suffered property damage to save money as they rebuild after the

The program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research
and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with funding from the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Grants will be available for the most
critical energy efficient equipment and appliances.

Residents statewide in affected areas will be eligible and must affirm
that they have been impacted by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee
and that these products are not covered by insurance or FEMA assistance.
For residents affected by Hurricane Irene, grants on purchases of
approved appliances and equipment will be retroactive to Aug. 29, 2011,
and for residents affected by Tropical Storm Lee, grants will be
retroactive to Sept. 9, 2011.

Grants will be for ENERGY STAR(c) qualified appliances and equipment
where applicable. In product categories for which there are no ENERGY
STAR criteria, the higher efficiency units will be eligible for a

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

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