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INCENTIVES

​​​​​​​ HB 2021 created a $50 million fund at ODOE to provide grants for planning and developing community renewable energy and energy resilience projects​.
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The Community Renewable Energy Grant Program is open to Oregon Tribes, public bodies, and consumer-owned utilities. Public bodies include counties, municipalities, and special government bodies such as ports and irrigation districts. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and priority will be given to projects that support program equity goals, demonstrate community energy resilience, and include energy efficiency and demand response.               Click image to enlarge
                                                                                       

At least half of the grant funds will be awarded for projects that serve environmental justice communities, including communities of color, lower-income communities, rural communities, and others. Similarly, at least half of the grant funds will be awarded to projects that support community energy resilience.

Grant Amounts

​Project
​Maximum Award
​Maximum Percent of Eligible Project Costs
​Planning a community renewable energy project
​$100,000
​100%
Planning a community energy resilience project​$100,000
​100%
​Constructing a community renewable energy project
$1,000,000
​50%
​Constructing a community energy resilience project
$1,000,000
​100%
​A minimum of $1 Million is reserved for planning projects that qualify as a community energy resilience project and a minimum of $1 Million is reserved for planning projects that do not qualify as a community energy resilience project.

Grant Opportunity Announcements

ODOE will make funding available through a series of opportunity announcements to solicit program applications through 2024.

Round Two | December 2022 Opportunity Announcements:
$12 Million in Funding Available

Application​ period closes February 15, 2023

  • 22-014: Grant dollars to support constructing a community rene​​​​​wable energy project that does not qualify as a community energy resilience project.
  • 22-015: Grant dollars to support constructing a community renewable energy project that also qualifies as a community energy resilience project.
  • 22-016: Grant dollars to support planning activities for a community renewable energy project that does not qualify as a community energy resilience project.
  • 22-017​: Grant dollars to support planning activities for a community renewable energy project that also qualifies as a community energy resilience project


Program Webinar/Q&A Opportunity for Applicants
January 31, 2023

Grant applicants are invited to join ODOE for a webinar on January 31 from 1-2 p.m. The program team will share important information and guidance for eligible organizations interested in applying for the program’s open grant opportunity period. We will dedicate most of the webinar’s time for questions and answers.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | 1 - 2 p.m.
Join Online via WebEx (recommended)
Meeting Password: ​CREP

You can also join by phone: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 234 882 27228
Password: 2737


Event​
​Date​
Application Open
December 28, 2022​
Applicant Webinar/Q&A
Join Online via WebEx (recommended)
Meeting Password: ​CREP

You can also join by phone: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 234 882 27228
Password: 2737

​January 31, 2023 | 1 - 2 p.m.
​Applications Due

​February 15, 2023
​Eligibility and Completeness Review (approximate)
​March 6, 2023
​Competitive Review (approximate)
April 14, 2023
​Award Notification (approximate)
May 2023
​Next Round of Opportunity Announcements Open (approximate)
TBD
Eligible Projects

​Eligible projects include renewable energy generation systems like solar or wind, and energy storage systems, electric vehicle charging stations, or microgrid technologies paired with new or existing​ renewable energy systems. Eligible applicants are encouraged to partner with community groups, non-profits, pr​ivate businesses, and others on potential projects. Additional information about eligible projects is available in the opportunity announcements and in the Administrative R​ules.​


Advisory Committee

ODOE has appointed an advisory committee to support development and implementation of the grant program. Specific advisory committee responsibilities include:

  • Providing guidance on program rules
  • Establishing program equity metrics
  • Adopting a methodology to identify qualifying communities.
  • Supporting statewide community outreach efforts
  • Supporting application review processes
​Advisory committee meetings will be open to the public — learn more


Resources
​​HB 2021​

​​​​​​​​Sign Up For Email Updates​

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opportunity announcement


Round Two (2023) | $12 Million
  • 22-014 Construction of a renewable project​
  • 22-015: Construction of a renewable and resilient project
  • 22-016: Planning activities for a renewable project
  • 22-017: Planning activities for a renewable and resilient project

Questions? 
Submit them through the portal.

Applicant Help

Past Grant Rounds
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