The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) recently announced $2.13 million in fiscal year 2012 funding for the EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant program. County agencies that serve Maryland’s low-to-moderate income population are eligible to apply for this grant program, which assists Maryland counties (or county equivalents) in financing energy efficiency projects that benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders.
In order to ensure an equitable distribution of grant funds, each Maryland county (or county equivalent) has been appropriated an allocation of EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities grant funds based on the number of low-to-moderate income households residing in the respective county (or county equivalent). Grant funds will be awarded competitively within the applicant pool for each respective county.
Grant applications, instructions, and county allocations can be found on the Maryland Energy Administration’s website.
Applications are due October 5, 2011.