In order to streamline projects that are submitting NOFA applications, OR-MEP launched the OR-MEP Express for NOFA Projects pilot in January 2020. Eligible projects include projects applying for OR-MEP Menu and Bundled Path and an upcoming NOFA (from OHCS or other source).
OR-MEP Express will reduce the time and money a project team may spend to participate in OR-MEP prior to receiving a NOFA award. The current process to reserve an incentive involves project enrollment, technical review, and incentive reservation. With the OR-MEP Express application, the timing of submitting program document requirements shifts. The following chart outlines the submittal requirements for the OR-MEP Express application:
This streamlined process is applicable only for projects applying for Menu or Bundled Paths. Projects interested in OR-MEP’s Whole Building Path should apply for the Bundled Path using this process: Once NOFA funding awards are announced, Bundled Path projects can change over to the Whole Building Path, if desired and funding permits, while finalizing design to maximize energy efficiency and program incentives. During this NOFA application stage, applicants should select the Bundled Path and choose bundled measures the project is likely to pursue in order to secure a tentative incentive with the least amount of effort.
The complete application package and scope of work must be submitted to OR-MEP staff 21 days prior to the NOFA application deadline in order to participate in OR-MEP Express. For more information, email us, call us at 503.505.6787, or view the online OR-MEP Express fact sheet.
1 Post-NOFA submittal requirements are applicable to projects that are awarded NOFA funds. As part of OR-MEP Express, projects awarded NOFA funding must re-engage with OR-MEP staff within 30 days of NOFA award to discuss next steps and maximize energy efficiency during the design phase.
2 Updated incentive reservations are not guaranteed and are dependent on available program funds. Funds are reserved in the order that complete submittal packages (new or updated) are received.