2016 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program


What is the program?


​Subject to funding availability, MEA will provide grants on a competitive basis to farms/businesses in the agriculture sector to cover up to 50% of the cost of eligible energy efficiency upgrades and up to 25% of the cost of eligible renewable energy upgrades, if applicable, after all other incentives have been applied. In fiscal year 2016, there is up to $650,000 available for eligible energy efficiency measures and up to $250,000 available for eligible renewable energy measures.

For more information, read our Fiscal Year 2016 Mathias Agriculture Program Overview and Q&A document​.

What are the project requirements?

  • Energy efficiency projects, as well as projects that combine energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, are eligible for funding.
  • Renewable energy projects must be installed in conjunction with energy efficiency projects.
  • For projects that incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy, at least 25% of the total award amount for all proposed projects must be for cost-effective energy efficiency measures.
  • All energy measures must be installed before February 1, 2017.
  • Invoices are due March 1, 2017

For more information, see the Fiscal Year 2016 Mathias Agriculture Program Overview and Q&A ​document.

How do I apply?


​Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

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Download the Mathias Ag Program Grant Program Application 

Questions? See our Fiscal Year 2016 Mathias Agriculture Program Overview and Q&A to assist you with completing the best application possible for this competitive program.​

MEA will hold the informational webinar on this grant program:

  • 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January, 7, 2016

For an invitation to the webinar to attend, please contact Emily Singleton.

​Additional Information

If you have any questions about this program, please submit them to Program Manager Dean Fisher or EnSave, an MEA subcontractor supporting the Mathias Agriculture program.​


This program is dedicated to the memory of Kathleen Arlee "Kathy" Petry Mathias of Ocean City, who passed away Aug. 15, 2011 after a battle with cancer. The wife of Maryland State Senator James N. Mathias Jr., Kathy was an inexhaustible advocate for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and its farming community.​​