INCENTIVES

​​​​HB 5006 allocated about $10.8 million in General Fund dollars to the Oregon Department of Energy for a new program incentivizing energy efficient rebuilding of residential and commercial structures that were destroyed during the 2020 Labor Day wildfires.
​About the Program
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​More than 5,000 structures and over 1 million acres were burned in the 21 wildfires that devastated Oregon communities over Labor Day 2020. The Oregon Legislature all​ocated $10.8 million to ODOE to provide funding to incentivize e​nergy-efficient rebuilding efforts. Building owners can receive incentives to rebuild to current building code or above code – incorporating these energy efficiency improvements help make buildings more comfortable and support long-term affordability through lower energy bills.

Apply for an Incentive

For fastest review, please fill out our application online

Review our Quic​​k Start Guide to help you as you fill out the online application.

Information you'll need to gather for your application:

Paper applications are also available for download and printing (see "FOR APPLICANTS" section on this page).

How Much Are the Incentives?

If you are rebuilding a site-built residential structure:

  • Rebuild the home to current code: $3,000
  • Rebuild the home to an above-code standard such as the Residential Reach Code or a new homes utility program: $6,000

If you qualify as a low- or moderate-income household​ and are rebuilding a site-built residential structure:

  • Rebuild the home to current code: $7,500
  • Rebuild the home to an above-code standard such as the Residential Reach Code or a new homes utility program: $15,000

If you are replacing a manufactured dwelling:

  • If your replacement manufactured home is an energy efficient NEEM 1.1 or better dwelling: $12,500
  • If you install a qualifying heat pump system in your replacement manufactured home: up to $5,000

If you are rebuilding a commercial, public, or multi-family structure:

  • Building to current code: $3,000 - $4,000
  • Building above current code by participating in a utility program: $8,000 - $10,000
  • Rebuilding affordable housing and participating in an Oregon Housing and Community Services Program, you may be eligible for an additional incentive of $500/unit (max $18,000)

Am I Eligible for an Incentive?

You are eligible if you are rebuilding a structure deemed by state or county officials as destroyed or damaged in the wildfires ​between August 1 and September 30, 2020, and you have completed or are in the process of completing a local jurisdiction permit process. Eligible structures include:

  • Site-built residential homes
  • Manufactured homes
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Multi-Family Buildings
  • Public Buildings
These incentives are available to structure owners who have already rebuilt, are in the process of rebuilding, or will soon rebuild their structure. Program incentives are tied to structures and are focused on rebuilding communities so owners may change, but the incentive is to support construction costs of the property owner that is rebuilding.

Some manufactured home parks destroyed in the fires may not return. Eligible replacement manufactured homes may be relocated outside of disaster areas in Oregon.

How do I Receive a Rebate?

Steps to receive an incentive:

  1. Confirm eligibility to participate.
  2. Complete a digital or paper application.
  3. ODOE will review, verify application information, and send you a confirmation that funds have been reserved.​
  4. Complete your project.​
  5. Notify ODOE through our program portal or send a completion form by mail to let us know your project is complete. Please include relevant project documentation.
  6. ODOE will review and verify your completion form. Following successful verification of a completed application, ODOE will issue you the approved funds. 
Information you'll need to gather for your application:

What Else Should I Know?

Owners building new structures on vacant property that burned are not eligible for incentives – only original building owners or buyers replacing original structures are eligible. 

Applications for the incentive program will be accepted prior to June 1, 2023, or until all the funds have been allocated, whichever comes first. All projects must be completed and documentation submitted to ODOE prior to December 1, 2024.


Additional Wildfire Recovery Programs

Please take advantage of additional programs available to support rebuilding:​