MEA Dedicates $6.7 Million to Energy Efficiency Grants for Local Governments and Nonprofits

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) today announced the next cycle of Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Grants designed to support local government projects.

The program will award $6.7 million to local governments and non-profits to fund energy efficiency projects specifically designed to serve low-to-moderate income Marylanders. Projects include commercial and residential building retrofits as well as new construction with energy efficiency upgrades. The program is competitive and accounts for regional distribution based on the number of low-to-moderate income individuals in the area. For more information and a link to the application visit the programs webpage. Applications are due by October 1, 2020.

“This energy efficiency program improves the health and safety of Marylanders who are most in need,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration is proud to support this innovative program, which maximizes the ability of the state government to partner with businesses and nonprofits to create jobs and help low-to-moderate income communities thrive.”

The program was first established in 2010 and draws funds from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). Last year MEA issued roughly $4.8 million through the program to organizations. More information is available in the FY 2019 SEIF report. MEA estimates that last year the program was able to fund upgrades for more than 700 homes.

Program Webpage

2019 SEIF Report

MEA Press Release