Apply for Incentives

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

Open Enrollment Status

Enrollment is currently CLOSED. OR-MEP will accept new applications in the next Open Enrollment round in December 2023.

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 August 2023 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 seven categories:

Category Max Total Points % of Points
BIPOC (Community + Residents) 10 32%
High Priority Area Index (Energy Burden) 5 16%
Rural 5 16%
Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) 5 16%
Non-Profit/Government Entity 2 6%
Energy-Efficient Design 2 6%
First Time Participant 2 6%

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 July 12, 2023 Aug 28, 2023 $2,500,000 825 units
2023-R2 Dec 15, 2023 Jan 31, 2024 $2,500,000 825 units
2024-R1 June 15, 2024 July 31, 2024 $1,750,000 575 units
2024-R2 Dec 15, 2024 Jan 31, 2025 $1,750,000 575 units
2025-R1 June 15, 2025 July 31, 2025 $1,300,000 425 units
2025-R2 Dec 15, 2025 Jan 31, 2026 $1,300,000 425 units
2026-R1 June 15, 2026 July 31, 2026 $1,300,000 425 units
2026-R2 Dec 15, 2026 Jan 31, 2027 $800,000 275 units
2027-R1 June 15, 2027 July 31, 2027 $800,000 275 units
TOTAL $14,000,000 4,625 units