Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Grant Program
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Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Grant Program

To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for clean burning wood and pellet stoves that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old woodstoves at incentive levels outlined in the chart below.

Goals and Incentives

 

The Maryland Energy Administration has a two-tier incentive award for each stove category. This is based on the required particulate emissions limit and the encouragement of consumers to choose a stove with an EPA published efficiency rating.

Resource Conversion Technology Emissions Requirement Award Without an EPA Efficiency Rating Award With an EPA Efficiency Rating​
Stick Burning Stove <3.0 grams of particulate matter per hour $250/installation $500//installation​
Pellet Burning Stove <2 grams of particulate matter per hour $350/installation ​$700/installation

Grants are allocated on a first come/first served basis across technologies, and are subject to change in amount and existence based on funding availability.

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Check Your Award Status

 

The Project Requirements are as Follows:

 
  • The property must be a primary Maryland residence.
  • The clean burning wood stoves must displace electric or non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or an old wood stove.
  • A property may not receive more than one grant per technology.
  • MEA cannot offer grants to a property held in a trust.
  • Applications must be submitted to MEA within 6 months of installation.
  • In order to be eligible for this program, installations must show proof of a passed final inspection if a permit is required by their county. Please see the application form for more details on how to contact your permit office.
  • In order to be qualify for a grant, installed stoves must be on the following list of eligible systems:
  • Eligible stick (log) stoves must meet both of the following requirements:
  • Eligible pellet wood stoves must meet both of the following requirements:
  • In order to qualify for the maximum grant award, the stove must meet the particulate requirement AND have a published efficiency. This may also be found on the EPA list of Certified Stoves.

The Grant Process

 

The one-step application process can start after your project is installed and will require only 5 sets of documents:

  • Application form
  • Proof that the project is paid for in full with a copy of a zero-balance, final invoice
  • Copies of all issued inspection documents, permit documents, etc. as provided by the local authority having jurisdiction
  • A photograph of the installed clean energy system.
  • Proof of property ownership
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For more information or assistance, email cegp.mea@maryland.gov or call 410-537-4000.​