Home Improvement Grants That You May Qualify For!

Allison Logan
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Home Improvement Grants That You May Qualify For!
A home improvement grant, also called a “home repair grant,” is a type of financial aid issued by the government at the federal, provincial, or municipality level. It’s designed to help homeowners make select improvements to their properties.

As long as the applicant and the project meet certain requirements, a home improvement grant does not need to be repaid.

In Ontario, seniors, low-income households, and people with disabilities who need to make essential home improvements can apply for funding through the Ontario Renovates program, administered locally by individual municipalities. Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions vary.
The two main categories include Ontario government Home and Vehicle Modification Program and Ontario’s Green Investement Fund.
The program provides funding for eligible adults and children to make modifications to their homes and vehicles in order to help them:
  • Continue living in their homes
  • Up to $15,000.00 for home modifications
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Including building features such as: 
  • doors, windows. bedrooms, interior finishing, equipment and control, laundry, garbage and fire protection

Ontario’s Green Investment Fund
Ontario is committing $325 million to the Green Investment Fund for projects that will fight climate change, grow the economy and create jobs. These investments are part of a plan to secure a healthy, clean and prosperous low-carbon future.
Green Investment Fund projects will:

Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs: helping homeowners save money and lower their carbon footprint.

Energy Star: Every appliance comes with two price tags: the purchase price and the cost of operating the product. ENERGY STAR certified appliances help consumers save money on operating costs by reducing energy use without sacrificing performance.
Homeowners who choose to install ENERGY STAR appliances and equipment, including lighting, heating solutions, and home appliances. Homeowners are offered cash back of up to $1,500, depending on the type of upgrade. The Home Renovation Rebate Program also targets homeowners who wish to reduce their utility bills. They are offered cash incentives to install upgrades such as heating solutions, ventilation, draftproofing, and insulation.

Endbridge Gas: Get up to $5,000 to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
The Home Efficiency Rebate can help lower your energy costs and make it more comfortable year-round. Get up to $5,000 in rebates for insulation, air sealing, new windows/doors, water heaters, boilers, furnaces and home energy assessments.
Before you start any renovation work, you must complete a home energy assessment. A registered energy advisor will look at how your home uses energy and tell you which upgrades will help you save - and how they work together. If you complete at least two of the recommended upgrades, you’ll get money back.
Get rebates when you install at least two upgrades including: exterior wall, basement or attic insulation, boiler, water heater, fernace, air sealing, window, door, skylight upgrades.
 
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