After major flooding from extensive rainfall, Focus on Energy formed the Flood Relief Offering for affected rural small businesses and residents. Additionally, in response to collapsed structures and barn roofs from heavy snow buildup, the Farm Disaster Bonus was created. These disaster relief initiatives helped rural residents and small businesses recover from recent natural disasters by replacing impaired equipment and reconstructing damaged buildings with newer, longer-lasting, energy-efficient measures that reduce overall energy costs.
To do this, the offerings provided a bonus incentive alongside existing energy efficiency incentives when participants rebuilt or upgraded through a Focus on Energy program. Participants also received guidance from an Energy Advisor to identify and incorporate energy efficiency measures in their projects for maximum savings.