Grants & Rebates Available for Qualifying Heat Pumps

Central Oregon— The community heat pump rebate and grant program aims to increase access to energy efficient heat pumps in order to provide energy savings to Central Oregon Households by providing funds to offset expenses toward new heat pumps. The program is available to owner-occupied households in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties, and all of Warm Springs.

Funding for the program comes from the Oregon Department of Energy’s Community Heat Pump Deployment Program. In response to the heat dome event of 2021, during which at least 100 Oregonians died of heat-related illness — often in their own homes — the Oregon legislature passed SB 1536 in 2022 to bring much-needed heat relief.

Heat pumps that have been or will be installed must meet minimum installation, warranty and specifications requirements. Grants and rebates may be awarded at $5,000 or $7,000 depending on the specifications of the unit installed. To qualify for a rebate, heat pumps must have been installed on or after September 21, 2023. Details can be found here.

Those interested in applying for either a grant or a rebate can fill out an application online or download a PDF application and return it to NeighborImpact. Both are available at www.neighborimpact.org/heat.

About NeighborImpact: NeighborImpact is a private non-profit governed by a board of directors drawn from across the community. Since 1985, NeighborImpact has led the region in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We help meet the basic needs of Central Oregonians, build economic security and create a community where everyone thrives. NeighborImpact receives federal, state and local grants, foundation grants and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit www.neighborimpact.org. 

 

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