NOTE: This webpage is for the now completed 2014 program. For information about the new 2015 program, please visit the 2015 EmPower Clean Energy Communities LMI Grant Program webpage.

EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program

For fiscal year 2014 the Maryland Energy Administration is able to offer two platforms for the EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program designed to support energy efficiency and conservation programs, projects, or activities and demand response programs for low-to-moderate income Marylanders:

1.) The “traditional” County Allocated EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program that has been available since 2009*
2.) The new Statewide Competitive EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program*

 

County Allocated EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program*

What is the program?

What projects are eligible?

How do I apply?

This is the program that has been available since 2009.

The program finances energy efficiency projects that benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders. Grant funds will be awarded competitively within the applicant pool for each respective county.

For more information, read our Goals and Incentives.

Energy efficiency measures implemented by non-profits and local governments that benefit low-to-moderate income Maryland households.

For more information, see our Project Requirements.

All construction activities must be completed by September 30, 2014 with all invoices and project reports submitted to MEA no later than October 31, 2014.

First, download and review the FY14 County Allocated EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Grant Program Instructions.

Then, download, and submit an electronic copy of the FY14 County Allocated EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Grant Program Application to EmPOWERMD.LMI@sra.com by Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.  For more information, see How to Apply.

Click Here to Access the County Allocated EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program webpage and all of its application documents.


New for 2014!

Statewide Competitive EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program*

What is the program?

What projects are eligible?

How do I apply?

This is a brand-new portion of the program for this year (FY14).

This platform also finances energy efficiency projects that benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders. However, this platform is seeking out innovative ideas directed at helping communities, neighborhoods, or entire buildings. Grant funds will be awarded competitively across the entire state.

For more information, read our Goals and Incentives.

Energy efficiency measures implemented by non-profits and local governments that benefit low-to-moderate income Maryland households.

For more information, see our Project Requirements .

All construction activities must be completed by September 30, 2014 with all invoices and project reports submitted to MEA no later than October 31, 2014.

First, download and review the FY14 Statewide Competitive EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Competitive Grant Program Instructions.

Then, download, and submit an electronic copy of the FY14 Statewide Competitive EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Competitive Grant Program Application  to EmPOWERMD.LMI@sra.com  by Saturday, Nov. 30,  2013.  For more information, see How to Apply.