2016 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program

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The FY16 application period is now closed. The Maryland Energy Administration offered grants to farms and businesses in the agriculture sector to support the cost of eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades in fiscal year 2016. With a budget of approximately $650,000, the program is designed to help improve the energy performance of Maryland’s agricultural sector and provide a platform for the sharing of best practices.

MEA congratulates the FY16 Grantees​ . Program results will be posted in the summer of 2017.

The FY17 grant program cycle will be launched in the coming months. Please check back for details.

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.​

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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.​​