MD Smart Energy Communities Program Applications Open

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is now accepting applications for the Maryland Smart Energy Communities grant program (MSEC) which is open to towns, cities, municipalities, or counties.

The MSEC program is open to any incorporated town, city, municipal, or county government in Maryland. The program supports​ local governments as they adopt smart-energy policies and commit to them for the long term. Maryland communities will benefit from sustained reduction of energy usage, cost savings, and additional opportunities for renewable energy development.​ Local governments participating in this program are eligible for grants to help implement the projects they identify to advance progress toward their policy commitments.

In FY22 the MSEC program awarded more than $1.1 million to 16 grantees for 27 energy projects that will result in significant cost savings and economic activity. The FY23 program has a total anticipated budget of $1.575 million , which will be available for projects involving energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation fuel-reduction.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. November 15, 2022. Projects must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered for award funding. Please contact the Program Manager, Briggs Cunningham, at or 410-537-4070 with any questions.

Access full program information and application materials.