The U.S. Department of Energy will launch its "Cash for Appliances" program this fall, providing nearly $300 million in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to consumers who purchase new energy-efficient kitchen appliances. This new rebate program is in addition to a number of U.S. tax credits on energy-efficient products for homes introduced earlier this year.

In a press release issued by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), Suzie Williford, 2009 NKBA president said, "With so many government incentives now being offered for home renovations, there has never been a better time for Americans to remodel their kitchens and bathrooms. Many of these stimulus programs won’t last long, however, so homeowners planning to remodel should contact an NKBA member soon.”

For more information, contact:
  • National Kitchen & Bath Association- www.nkba.org
  • U.S. Department of Energy- www.energy.gov
  • Energy Star- www.energystar.gov