Constituency-Based Outreach

Your local resource for help with NYSERDA programs

In all areas of New York State, constituency-based organizations (CBOs) are making it easier for community members to participate in NYSERDA’s energy efficiency programs. CBOs are local, accessible organizations ready to help you make the most of what NYSERDA has to offer.

If you are interested in participating in a NYSERDA program but are unsure about the steps to follow, or you just want a little help getting started, you can contact your local CBO for assistance.

Homeowners and Renters

Your local CBO can help you through the process of qualifying for and participating in one of NYSERDA’s residential energy efficiency programs:

  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® offers free or reduced-cost comprehensive home energy assessments, as well as 10% cashback incentives and low-interest financing options to help homeowners afford energy efficiency improvements. Learn more about Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
  • Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers all the benefits of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, plus grants of up to $5,000 to cover 50 percent of the cost of energy efficiency improvements. If you have a moderate to low income, you may qualify. Learn more about Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.

Get started today and take charge of your world! Find your local CBO using our map tool and make contact to ask for help participating in any of these programs.

CBOs offer other types of help, too

Local CBOs help a wide range of New Yorkers participate in NYSERDA programs, including:

Small businesses and not-for-profits

Your CBO can help your small business or not-for-profit organization take part in NYSERDA programs that make it simple and affordable for you to reduce your energy use.

These opportunities include:

Multifamily building owners and developers

Your CBO can get you started with NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program, which helps building owners cut energy waste in their buildings and offers developers support to build energy-efficient new construction. Multifamily Performance Program benefits include whole-building energy assessments, customized Energy Reduction Plans, incentives potentially worth hundreds of thousands, and access to as much as $1 million in financing at about half the market rate.

Grow your business

Your CBO can help you expand your business by participating in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program and other NYSERDA programs. You can qualify for cash incentives and other types of financial and professional support as you access new and growing markets for your services. NYSERDA currently offers participating contractors financial support for On-the-Job training and off site training.

Job seekers

Your CBO can help you find a NYSERDA-supported job training program where you can build the skills it takes to succeed in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. NYSERDA-supported programs offer a range of options, from entry-level training to advanced professional education. Get help becoming a part of New York State’s growing clean energy workforce.