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What does the rebate waitlist mean to me?

Update 10/10/2017: The Legislature approved $140M in Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds for CVRP on 9/16/2017.  Waitlisted applications will be paid with this funding. However, we anticipate that it will take several months to receive the funding. Once we receive funding, we will issue rebate checks for approved applications as quickly as possible. We should know more about the end of the waitlist and when waitlisted applicants can expect to receive their rebate checks in November. Additional updates will be provided here as they become known.

Funding is appropriated for the rebate project each year in the State Budget. FY 2016-17 funding will be exhausted before FY 2017-18 funds will be appropriated and allocated to the project.

As of June 30, 2017, only qualified lower-income applicants, as described here, will receive rebates. CVRP reserved $8 million for qualified lower-income applicants, thereby prioritizing payments to low- and moderate-income applicants in accordance with program requirements. As of November 7, 2017, estimated funding available for qualified lower-income applicants is $1.8M. The projected end of funding date is estimated to be end of November. This estimate will be updated approximately every two weeks. 

All other applicants will be placed on a rebate waitlist. All applicants are subject to eligibility requirements, including income caps. Qualified applicants on the rebate waitlist will receive payment if the project receives more funding from the State of California. 

Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is working closely with State officials to provide updates as more information is available. We update our website whenever we have new information, so please continue to check our website for any updates. 

If you applied on June 29, 2017 or earlier:
Your rebate amount was reserved when you applied online. You will receive your rebate as long as you meet all requirements and submit correct supporting documents within the given time frame. We advise that you periodically check your status online to ensure you are aware of any further action needed to take your application to approval status.  Note: If we find an issue with your application materials, we provide ten days to correct the issue before automatic cancellation. 

If you applied for a standard rebate on June 30, 2017 or later:
You were placed on a rebate waitlist when you applied online. Payment to applicants on the rebate waitlist will depend on the project receiving more funding from the State of California. If funding becomes available, your rebate will be paid if you meet all requirements and submit correct supporting documents within the given time frame. All status updates will be communicated through email. Once your application is approved, please check our website homepage for the latest funding updates.

If you applied for an increased rebate on June 30, 2017 or later:
Your rebate amount was reserved when you applied online. You will receive your rebate as long as you meet all requirements for an increased rebate and submit correct supporting documents within the given time frame.