NYSERDA - Assisted Multifamily Program (New York)

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Last modified on September 25, 2013.

Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name NYSERDA - Assisted Multifamily Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Motors, Custom/Others pending approval
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Equipment Requirements Energy Audit

Funding Source System Benefits Fund

Maximum Incentive 500 per unit of gap funding

Program Administrator Hamilton, Rabinovitz and Alschuler, Inc.
Website http://www.getenergysmart.org/buildingowners/assistedmultifamily/overview.asp

References DSIRE[1]


The Assisted Multi-Family Program (AMP) is a grant program implemented by Hamilton, Rabinovitz and Alschuler, Inc. (HR&A) on behalf of NYSERDA. The intent of the AMP is to lower the energy bills of low- and middle-income families whose income is 80% or less of the state’s median income through energy audits, financial information, and “gap funding” when other sources do not fully meet the needs of the project.

To apply, the owner of the multifamily residence must submit the application to HR&A with all of the required documentation. A mandatory energy audit will then take place with the maintanence staff of the building. HR&A will work with the owner to find funding to cover the costs of the improvements, from loans and rebates from NYSERDA and manufacturers, and NYSERDA “gap funding.” Finally, HR&A will provide performance and direct oversight from NYSERDA during the project, and technical assistance for 3 years following the project.

As the 80% median income cut-off may be hard to gauge for a multifamily residence, a number of eligibility measures are listed on the application. Only customers of Con Ed, Niagara Mohawk, Orange and Rockland, Central Hudson, NY Gas and Electric, and Rochester Gas and Electric are eligible to apply for the AMP program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Cary Hirschstein
Department Hamilton, Rabinovitz and Alschuler, Inc.
Address 1790 Broadway, Ste. 800
Place New York, New York
Zip/Postal Code 10019
Phone (212) 977-5597 Ext:237

Email chirschstein@ny.hra-inc.com

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"