Welcome to the Oregon Department of Energy’s Community Renewable Energy Grant Program. In 2021, the Oregon legislature passed HB 2021, which created a $50 million fund at ODOE to provide grants for planning and developing community renewable energy and energy resilience projects. The Community Renewable Energy Grant Program is open to Oregon Tribes, public bodies, and consumer-owned utilities.

Below are links to the opportunity announcements:

  • 22-014: Construction of a renewable project only
  • 22-015: Construction of a renewable and resilient project
  • 22-016: Planning activities for a renewable project only
  • 22-017: Planning activities for a renewable and resilient project
The application menu is at the bottom of this page under, “How can we help you?”

Applications are due by 5:00pm on February 15, 2023.

Applicant resources, including application user guides are available on the program website. Application progress will save each time you click the next button in the application. If you click previous or leave the page before clicking next your progress on that page will be lost. You can leave and return to the same application (opens at the last saved location) by selecting the option, “I would like to complete a planning (or construction) grant application”.

The application must be completed online in the fields provided with as much detail as possible. Uploading supporting files is encouraged, and it is required to include the full file name in the related entry text box for easy reference by reviewers.

Draft applications created in the first round of opportunities announcements are available with the menu option, “I would like to amend an application”. All other round one applications are available to view with menu option, "I would like to view/check the status of my application(s)”. Please contact the C-REP team if you have any issues accessing or viewing an application from a prior round at community.grants@energy.oregon.gov.

Need support?
Contact community.grants@energy.oregon.gov or 1-800-221-8035 for assistance in completing your application. Prefer another language, scroll down to the bottom left of the page to change the application language.