Pennsylvania’s Treasury Department plans to expand what is known as the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (Keystone HELP). Created in 2006, the program offers affordable financing options, including rebates and low-interest loans, so state residents can buy and install improvements that reduce energy use.
Treasury and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency are providing almost $16 million of capital for loans, McCord said. The expanded program provides a credit of up to $325 for energy audits when loans are issued for work recommended by certified energy auditors. All improvements financed through Keystone HELP must be done by a program-approved contractor.
Applications and program guidelines are available online. The deadline for applications is June 30.
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