Deschutes County Well Repair and Replacement Rebate Program

Partnership between NeighborImpact and Deschutes County

NeighborImpact, through funds provided by Deschutes County, is providing rebate payments to Deschutes County homeowners who had to replace or repair their domestic well due to drought conditions  Eligible applicants will receive rebates of up to $2,000.

Funding is limited, and rebates will be awarded to eligible applicants in order of applications received until the funding is exhausted.

For information about low-interest loans for well repair/replacement, please click here. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Property on which the well repair or replacement took place must be located in Deschutes County.
  • Eligible residential properties must be owned by the applicant (or in the process of buying), and must be the primary residence of the applicant as of the date of application. Primary residence is defined as the place of residence where a resident spends a majority of their time. A person may have only one primary residence at any one time.
  • Applicant must have resided at the property at the time when the well repair/replacement work took place.
  • Applicants must have incurred well replacement or repair costs due to loss of use of the well to provide domestic water during the period beginning on January 1, 2021. Costs incurred prior to January 1, 2021, are ineligible for this rebate program.
  • Applicants must provide documentation of actual costs incurred. Documentation may include (but not be limited to) invoices and receipts for repair/replacement costs. See below for more information on documentation of expenses. Applicants who do not provide documentation of expenses will not be approved for this rebate program.
  • Rebates will be conditioned upon NI receipt of a complete and accurate application, and upon documentation that the applicant meets the grant criteria and sufficient documentation has been provided to verify the well repair/replacement costs.
  • Rebates will be made on a “first come-first served” basis, based upon full and complete applications received and ability to meet criteria.
  • There are no income eligibility requirements associated with this rebate program.
  • Well costs for new home construction shall not be eligible for this rebate program.
  • No individual or entity may receive more than one rebate from these funds.
  • All recipients must provide a W-9 prior to receiving a rebate.
  • Businesses, including agricultural operations, are not eligible for a rebate.
  • NI will provide a 1099 to all recipients of rebates. Rebates are potentially taxable income.
  • Well repair or replacement costs must be related directly to the drought conditions in Deschutes County. Repairs to wells or pumps that are unrelated to the drought (e.g. routine pump replacement) are NOT eligible for rebate funding.

How to apply:

Interested homeowners can apply through one of three application processes:

  1. Online. To apply, click here.
  2. By email. Download the application form here (English, Spanish), and send the completed application and required documentation to: rebate@neighborimpact.org
  3. Submit an application at NeighborImpact’s Bend or Redmond offices.
NeighborImpact Redmond
2303 SW 1st Street
Redmond
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
NeighborImpact Bend
20310 Empire Avenue, Suite A100
Bend
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Required Application Documents:

An application is not considered complete until a full and complete application form is received by NeighborImpact, and support documentation is provided:

  1. Completed W-9 Form
  2. Documentation of Eligible Expenses
  • Applicant must provide documentation of costs to be eligible for reimbursement. At a minimum, documentation must provide: Property owner name, address of service, dates of work, overall cost of the work, and proof of payment.
  • Rebates will only be approved for homeowners who received well repair or replacement services from a licensed contractor that is eligible to perform work in Oregon. Rebates will not be provided to homeowners who did not incur costs for the well repair/replacement, or for those who self-performed their work.
  • Examples of documentation include (but are not limited to):
    • Written statement or receipt from contractor, which shows payment for services.
    • Invoice for well repair work, with documentation of payment (e.g. canceled check, bank statement)

Application Documents may either be uploaded within the application form, or sent by email: rebate@neighborimpact.org

Questions?

Contact us at:
541-323-0399
rebate@neighborimpact.org