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Clean Heat Connect

Clean Heat Connect is a network of distributors and manufacturers dedicated to expanding the adoption of heat pumps in homes across New York State. Find distributor and manufacturer hosted trainings, learn about sales and marketing strategies, and explore resources from NYSERDA, NEEP and trusted partners.

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NYSERDA’s Funding Opportunities for Workforce Development

NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Workforce Development program supports heat pump installers and distributors looking to grow their businesses. While there are several programs available, the following are the most frequently used by clean heat businesses:

  • Wage subsidies for interns and full-time hires
  • Support finding new employees through the New York State Department of Labor
  • Cost-share for clean heat advertising
  • Cost-share for clean heat training, equipment, or training centers

Partners of the Clean Heat Connect network receive focused support navigating these programs and following through on the application requirements. Review the quick guides below for an outline of the program offerings, application steps, program requirements, and an overview of the eligible reimbursements.

Hiring Support Guide (PDF)

Cost-Share Opportunity Guide (PDF)

Clean Heat Connect Partners

The Clean Heat Connect partner network is a collaborative of industry leaders in the air source heat pump supply chain. These distributors, manufacturers, and manufacturer representatives are committed to supporting New York State’s clean heat goals and advancing heat pump adoption across the State.