What is the program?
What projects are eligible?
How do I apply?
To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for clean burning wood stoves—that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old woodstoves—at incentive levels outlined in the chart below.
This pilot program has been extended indefinitely.
For more information, read our Goals and Incentives.
For more information, see our Project Requirements.
Please download the application form, complete it according to the provided instructions, and mail it to:
Maryland Energy Administration
For more information, read The Grant Process.
Already applied? Check your award status
On Sept. 7, 2012, MEA began accepting applications for clean burning wood stove installations as part of its Residential Clean Energy Grant Program. This is the first in a series of several activities that MEA plans to facilitate in order to develop the bioenergy market in Maryland.
|Resource Conversion Technology||Installed Capacity Range||Flat Award|
|Stick Burning Stove||Any number of BTUs/hr||$500/installation|
|Pellet Burning Stove||Any number of BTUs/hr||$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.
See where the Clean Burning Wood Stove grants have been awarded throughout Maryland.
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 per fiscal year.
- MEA cannot offer grants to a property held in a trust.
- Applications have to be submitted to MEA within 12 months of installation.
- 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:
- Be EPA Certified (see approved stick burning stove list)
- Emit no more than 3 grams of particulate matter (PM)/hr
- Eligible pellet wood stoves must meet both of the following requirements:
- Meet Washington Emission Standards (see approved pellet burning stove list)
- Emit no more than 2 grams of PM/hr
One-Step Application 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.
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