Apply for Incentives

Projects can apply for OR-MEP incentives during Open Enrollment phases once every six months.

Open Enrollment Status

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Enrollment is currently CLOSED. OR-MEP will accept new applications in the next Open Enrollment round in July 2024.

We encourage project teams to apply in the next round if your project will meet the following prerequisites:

  • Project will finalize development of energy efficiency scope to reserve incentives within 6 months of Open Enrollment selection.
  • Project will start construction or upgrades within 18 months of Open Enrollment selection.

For reference, you can view the 2024 Round 1 (2024-R1) Open Enrollment Application and Application Guide below. Please note, these documents are subject to change in the next Open Enrollment round.

How OR-MEP Reviews Applications

OR-MEP offers a competitive Open Enrollment process with criteria that the program team developed with input from the OR-MEP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coalition. OR-MEP will review and rank applications based on the following scoring categories. The program will offer funding to applications with the highest total scores. Applicants can receive points in the following categories:

Category Max Total Points % of Points
BIPOC (Community + Residents) 10 27%
High Priority Area Index (Energy Burden) 5 14%
Location Relative to Available Resources (Rural) 10 27%
Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) 5 14%
Serving Households with Very Low Incomes 5 14%
Non-Profit/Housing Authority 2 5%

If you’re not ready to apply for OR-MEP funding, submit an interest form to tell us more about your project. We’ll add you to the OR-MEP email list so you receive notice of all Open Enrollment phases.

Open Enrollment Calendar

OR-MEP will release $14 million of funding over five years from 2023–2027. The table below lists the anticipated schedule of Open Enrollment release dates and funding availability.

Open Enrollment Round Date of Open Enrollment Release Date of Open Enrollment Close Funding Availability Estimated Units to Serve
2023-R1 (Completed)
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July 12, 2023 Aug 28, 2023 $2,500,000 825 units
2024-R1 (Completed)
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Jan 15, 2024 Mar 1, 2024 $2,500,000 825 units
2024-R2 July 15, 2024 Aug 31, 2024 $1,750,000 575 units
2025-R1 Jan 15, 2025 Mar 1, 2025 $1,750,000 575 units
2025-R2 July 15, 2025 Aug 31, 2025 $1,300,000 425 units
2026-R1 Jan 15, 2026 Mar 1, 2026 $1,300,000 425 units
2026-R2 July 15, 2026 Aug 31, 2026 $1,300,000 425 units
2027-R1 Jan 15, 2027 Mar 1, 2027 $800,000 275 units
2027-R2 July 15, 2027 Aug 31, 2027 $800,000 275 units
TOTAL     $14,000,000 4,625 units

Open Enrollment release dates updated as of October 12, 2023.