Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known informally as profits, planet, and people.

One of the highest costs of home ownership is energy. Because of increasing utility costs, consumers are seeking innovative and modern solutions to help make their homes more energy-efficient. In an effort to encourage residents to invest in clean, energy efficient home improvements, the City of Auburn is proud to offer the Sustainable Auburn Matching Rebate Program. 

Energy efficiency is a great way to save energy and money, and often improve comfort, safety, and maintenance costs in the process. EFFICIENCY MAINE offers financial incentives on the purchase of high-efficiency equipment or changes that help people save electricity, natural gas and other fuels throughout Maine.

Through the Sustainable Auburn Matching Rebate Program, Auburn residents can DOUBLE their Efficiency Maine rebates! 

Program Description 

In 2021, the Auburn City Council approved the use of $250,000 of Auburn's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the creation of program that would match Efficiency Maine rebates for Auburn residents.

If you received an Efficiency Maine rebate/incentive on or after September 1, 2021, you qualify for a matching grant from the City of Auburn! Simply complete the application form below. Our team will review and process your application within 3 weeks. 

Program Guidelines

  • Residential applicants only (1-4 units). No commercial applications will be accepted.
  • Applicant must have already received the Efficiency Maine rebate.
  • The maximum grant amount per address per year is $1,000. Applicants are invited to submit multiple Efficiency Maine rebates, however the total amount issued per applicant, per address, per year shall not exceed $1,000. Example: If you received Efficiency Maine rebates for an energy efficient washing machine, room air purifier, and a heat pump water heater all in one calendar year, you would qualify for $925 from the City of Auburn during that year! On January 1 of the following year, you would be eligible to apply for new matching rebates, provided that the funding is still available. 
  • Proof of receipt of an Efficiency Maine rebate must be provided to qualify for this program.
  • Proof that energy efficient improvements were installed at the Auburn address. The City of Auburn reserves the right to verify that the installation has been completed.
  • The City of Auburn reserves the right to reject any application. 
  • The are no income restrictions to qualify for this program.



  • Applies to any of the Efficiency Maine incentives listed HEREexcept vehicles.

  • Applies to washing machines and room air purifiers only.

  • The residence where the energy efficient improvements are being made must be in Auburn.


  • The applicant must own property in Auburn and be a Maine resident

  • The applicant must show proof of Maine residency (driver's license, state ID card, utility bill) along with the program application and proof of Efficiency Maine rebate.


All applications must be submitted BEFORE 5:00PM on 6/30/24. All receipts must be dated prior to program end date. Incomplete applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted or processed.


[You must have proof that you have already received an Efficiency Maine rebate]


If you prefer to download the application, click HERE.

This program is made possible through funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021.