The Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) is providing the FY18 Commercial & Industrial Grant Program (“C&I Program,” “the Program”) to support improving the energy efficiency and reducing the energy costs of enterprises in Maryland’s commercial and industrial sector. Up to $1 million is available in funding.
Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and Grantees will be announced in January 2018.
Potential Applicants are encouraged to sign up for a free informational webinar on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. See the Informational Webinar section below for information on how to sign up.
The C&I Program provides grant awards to commercial, industrial, and nonprofit enterprises in Maryland’s commercial and industrial sector to assist with energy efficiency projects that will reduce their electricity consumption by at least 15%.
Examples of possible energy efficiency measures include but are not limited to the following:
The FY18 C&I Program has been allocated $1 million, subject to funding availability, from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (“SEIF”). Eligible projects must cost at least $20,000 before the deduction of leveraged funds (rebates, incentives, etc.). Award amounts will be calculated at rates based upon three (3) tiers of electricity savings:
In order to qualify for consideration under the C&I Program, Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Applicants must meet all other requirements detailed by the FY18 C&I Grant Program Application Information and Requirements (see section "How to Apply") document.
** NOTE: Applicants must download the application forms and open them with a desktop PDF viewer. Right click the link for each application document and select "Save As" (or its equivalent). Then, go to the folder where the PDF applications are saved and open the application. **
Applicants must first read the FY18 C&I Application Information and Requirements document.
Next, download and complete the FY18 C&I Application – Part 1 of 2 .
Applicants must then download and complete the FY18 C&I Application – Part 2 of 2 . If the proposed project will involve more than one (1) project site, a separate copy of the FY18 C&I Application – Part 2 of 2 must be completed for each site, and Applicants must also download and complete the Multi-site Addendum .
Please note, all applications must include the Electric Utility Data Addendum, which can be found here.
Once all required documents have been completed and all required application attachments have been acquired, submit the entire application package to MEACIProgram@sra.com. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Applicants may alternatively submit their applications via mail or hand-deliver them to MEA by the due date, but they are strongly encouraged to submit them electronically. If mailing or hand-delivering, applications should be sent to MEA at the following address:Maryland Energy AdministrationAttn: C&I Grant Program – Application1800 Washington Blvd. Suite 755Baltimore, MD 21230
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