In response to the heat dome event of 2021, during which at least 100 Oregonians died of heat-related illness — often in their own homes — the legislature passed
SB 1536 in 2022 to bring much-needed heat relief.
The Community Heat Pump Deployment Program provides grants to eligible entities
to provide financial assistance for the purchase and installation of heat pumps and related upgrades to individuals who reside within the region or who are members of the tribe the entity has been awarded a grant for. The program is open to Oregon Tribes, local governments, local housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, coordinated care organizations, community action agencies, manufactured dwelling park nonprofits, and electric utilities. The grants may be allocated to one eligible entity for each region and one eligible entity for each federally recognized Indian tribe in Oregon. In 2023, ODOE identified initial awardees/regional administrators for six regions and one tribe
The regions are the economic development districts in Oregon, designated by the Economic Development Administration of the United States Department of Commerce, for which a regional solutions center has been established under ORS 284.754. Below is a map of the 11 regions taken from the Office of the Governor's Regional Solutions 2015 Program Overview.
Grant Opportunity Announcements
Opportunity Announcement 23-065
: Grant dollars to provide financial assistance for the purchase and installation of heat pumps and related upgrades.
The most recent application period to administer
Community Heat Pump Deployment Program funds closed January 26, 2024.
The Department has grant funds available to recruit additional eligible Regional Administrators, which will each design a heat pump deployment program that will best serve their community and support heat pump installation. Eligible entities that want to serve as Regional Administrators must demonstrate that they have the capacity to administer a grant program and that they serve or represent at least one environmental justice community within a region or members of a federally recognized Tribe.
Eligible entities include:
- Local governments as defined in ORS 174.116
- Local housing authorities
- Nonprofit organizations
- Federally recognized Tribes in Oregon
- Coordinated care organizations as defined in ORS 414.025
- Community action agencies as described in ORS 458.505
- Manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperatives as defined in ORS 62.803
- Electric utilities
|Opportunity Announcement Published
|October 30, 2023
|Opening of the Online Application Portal
|November 15, 2023
|Deadline for Questions Relating to Application Evaluation
|December 29, 2023
|ODOE to post final Q&A
|January 3, 2023
|Closing of Opportunity Period & Applications Due
|January 26, 2024 (5 p.m.)
|Eligibility and Completeness Review
|February 9, 2024
|February 23, 2024
|Award Notifications Start (approximate)
|March 1, 2024
Regional administrators may work with partners to implement their programs. If you are an eligible entity interested in leading or supporting heat pump program implementation, please fill out
ODOE held two virtual public meetings in September 2022 to gather input on designing the agency's new heat pump incentive programs. These meetings preceded the formal administrative rulemaking process for both the Community Heat Pump Deployment Program and the Oregon Rental Home Heat Pump Program, and gave members of the public an opportunity to inform program design early in the implementation process.
Rulemaking page for more information on public rulemaking meetings and hearings.
|Wednesday, March 22, 2023
10 - 11 a.m.
Informational Webinar with an overview of the online application process
|Thursday, March 2, 2023
Informational webinar with an overview of rules and key upcoming milestones
|Thursday, January 19, 2023
10 - 11 a.m.
Webinar for Potential Regional Administrators for the Community Heat Pump Deployment Program
|Thursday, January 5, 2023
2 - 3 p.m.
Community Heat Pump Deployment Program Public Hearing
|Monday, September 26, 2022
1 - 2 p.m.
Monday, September 19, 2022
10 - 11 a.m.