What is the CHPD Program?

The Community Heat Pump Deployment Program (CHPD) was established to provide Oregon homeowners in climate vulnerable communities with efficient and affordable heat pump systems. The goal of the program is to provide equitable access to more environmentally friendly heating and cooling solutions. 

How Does It Work?

The CHPD program is intended to install heat pumps in owner occupied single family homes through a network of installation partners. These partners can help you determine whether your home can benefit from a heat pump and add you to an appropriate wait list. Financial assistance and equipment advice is available. 

To support the program’s goal to provide equitable access to heating and cooling solutions, applicants who belong to environmental justice communities will be prioritized. These communities are defined in OAR 330-270-0040 and include: 

  • A community of color: individuals who self identify as an ethnicity and/or racial heritage other than white alone
  • Tribal communities: members of a Federally recognized Native tribe in Oregon
  • Rural communities: individuals whose primary residence is in a community with less than 50,00 residents 
  • Coastal Communities: individuals whose primary residence is located within the area between Oregon coast to the crest of the coast range
  • Communities with limited access to public services 
  • Seniors: individuals who are 60 years or older
  • Youth: individuals who are between 15 to 24 years old 
  • Persons with disabilities:  individuals who have a physical or mental limitation affecting daily life
  • Individuals who rely on bulk fuels
  • Individuals whose home does not have functioning heating or cooling system
     
Other criteria related to income may influence the prioritization of applications. Income guidelines that may take priority include:
  • Income at or below 60% State median income
  • Income at or below 80% Area median income
  • Income at or below 200% Federal poverty level 
Please note our installation partners will have their own prioritization criteria, waiting list, and eligibility process. Please reach out to the installation partner in your area for further eligibility guidelines
 


Installation Partners

Below is a list of regional entities participating in the program. If you are interested in applying to the program or have any questions please contact your local regional entity.

CHPD Partners - Metro Region

City of Tigard

City of Tigard


Contact: Tina Escalera
Phone: Direct: 503-718-2560;  Cell: 971-297-2424
email: tinae@tigard-or.gov
Website
 

CHPD Partners - Mid Valley Region

Seeds for Sol

Seeds for Sol


Contact: Kristi Ervin
Phone: (541) 209-7766
Email: Kristi@seedsforthesol.org
Website

CHPD Partners - South Valley/Mid Coast Region

Springfield Utility District

Springfield Utility District



Phone: (541) 746-0963
Email: conserve@subutil.com     
Website
Eugene Water & Electric Board

Eugene Water & Electric Board


Phone: (541) 685 -7088
Emailems.answers@eweb.org
Website

EWEB is currently at capacity for installations through the CHPD program. Please contact them directly for information about waitlist opportunities. 
Seeds for the Sol

Seeds for the Sol

Contact: Kristi Ervin
Phone: (541) 209-7766
Email: Kristi@seedsforthesol.org
Website

Questions about the Community Heat Pump Deployment Program?

CHPD FAQs

Funding comes from the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE). In 2022 the Oregon Legislature passed SB 1536 granting ODOE 8.5 million dollars to fund the purchase and installation of heat pumps and related upgrades.
 

Earth Advantage was  selected by ODOE to serve as Regional Administrator for the Metro, Mid-Valley, and South Valley/Mid-Coast regions. Our  role is to support installation partners and manage program logistics, including funding allocation. 
 

No. The CHPD program supports funding for  new installations only. 

No. The CHPD program is intended to install heat pumps in owner occupied single family homes only. For further details about ODOE’s Rental Home Heat Pump Program, please visit the site here.  
 

Please contact an installation partner in your area for more information on program eligibility and application process. 
 

The current participating regional administrators are found in the Community Heat Pump Deployment Program (CHPD) information from ODOE.

Please contact an installation partner in your area for application and/or eligibility questions. Our program website will have the most up to date information with installation partner contact information. 

For all other inquiries, please contact the CHPD program directly using the following contact information:

Heat pumps are an affordable and energy efficient system that transfers heat between indoor and outdoor environments. They provide essential relief during extreme weather conditions and protect the health and wellbeing of residents. For more information on heat pump technology please refer to ODOE’s website here. 

Please contact the installation partner involved in your project with any requests or questions about your heat pump. 
 

Several factors may affect electricity bills after the installation of heat pumps, including the efficiency of the heat pump, the level of insulation in the structure, and the size of the conditioned space. Our installation partners can help you more accurately assess how installing a heat pump could impact your electricity bill.  For more information on heat pump technology please refer to ODOE’s website here. 

The average lifespan of a heat pump ranges from 10 to 15 years.  Regular maintenance can increase the lifespan of a heat pump, so please consult the installation partner involved in your project with questions about how to care for your heat pump.