Attention Counties: The Maryland Smart Energy Communities Program Now Accepting Funding Applications

A total of $1.6 million is available for the FY 17 Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) program. This funding is to be divided between new and existing Maryland Smart Energy Communities with $725K for eligible energy efficiency projects, and $855K for eligible renewable energy and transportation projects. New and Existing Community applications are due by February 16, 2017.

What’s new?

MSECBeginning in FY17, the MSEC Grant Program will no longer consider Low-to-Moderate Income Projects. Communities with eligible projects must submit a separate application to the Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program. For more information, visit the LMI Grant Program website.

Is my community eligible to apply?

All Maryland counties and incorporated municipalities are eligible and encouraged to apply. See more eligibility details and ranking criteria here.

How do I apply?

Has your community received funding from the MSEC program before? Existing communities can download the Existing Communities application here.

Is your community new to the MSEC program? New communities can download the New Community application here.

Where can I print a one-pager to share?

A one-page overview PDF document is available online here.

Want guidance on the application or a project idea?

Existing Community Webinar: Ask questions, discuss projects and ranking criteria, and address other items related to the program with the MSEC Program Team and peer communities. Thursday, December 1 @ 1pm. Sign-up here to join the discussion.

New Community Webinar: Receive a brief program overview, ask questions, discuss projects, and get comfortable with the program. Join the MSEC Program Team and peer communities for this event. Wednesday, November 30 @ 10am. Sign-up here to join the discussion.

If you can’t make the webinar, don’t hesitate to contact Caitlin Madera or Sean Williamson with questions. Learn more about the program online at: http://energy.maryland.gov/govt/Pages/smartenergycommunities.aspx.

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