The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is excited to announce the FY17 Game Changers Program. The
Game Changers Program supports Maryland’s energy and carbon reduction goals by
pairing renewable energy systems with “game changing” technologies. Through the Game Changers Program, MEA seeks to demonstrate cutting edge technologies and storage applications, with a goal of encouraging replication of systems that can advance the market for renewable energy in Maryland. MEA will publicize projects and require grantees to share certain project details in a final report that will be made public.
Applications must be
submitted by NOON ON DECEMBER 1, 2016 to:
Please send digital
applications as Adobe PDF attachments.
Game Changers Program
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 755
Baltimore City, MD 21230
MEA is accepting applications from qualified applicants including for-profit businesses, non-profits, and government entities located in Maryland. Organizations representing Maryland’s diverse minority communities are encouraged to apply.
This is a competitive grant program with awards expected to range from $50,000 to $250,000 per award. A total in an amount up to $1,000,000 is available through the program (subject to funding availability). Applicants are expected to contribute at least 70% of total project costs.
MEA will provide grants to qualified applicants on a competitive basis for two (2) specific areas of interest.
Area of Interest 1:
Area of Interest 2:
Applications will be evaluated competitively according to evaluation criteria set forth in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). In addition to the Game Changers Program Application, supporting documents may also be required. Please be sure to review the FOA and the Application so that you submit a complete application package.
September 2016: FY 2017 Game Changers Program is announced.
November 4, 2016: Deadline for written questions at 5 p.m.
December 1, 2016: Applications due by noon
January 2017: Individual applicants deemed eligible for further consideration may be invited for in-person presentations.
March 2017: Target for announcement of awards.*
May 2017: Target for having grant agreements signed (projects begin).
*Note: Due to the novel nature of certain storage projects, MEA anticipates that some projects may require coordination with the local utility. In such a case, MEA may make a conditional award until such a time that MEA and the awardee have finalized a scope of work for the project. This scope of work will be informed by a discussion between MEA, the awardee, and the electric utility in whose territory the project will operate to review the technical requirements of the project.
Game Changers 5.0 Application
Game Changers 5.0 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
In May 2015, MEA awarded a Game Changers 3.0 grant for the following project:
In June 2014 MEA announced two (2) Game Changers 2.0 grants for the following projects:
For more questions, additional information or assistance, please contact Samuel Beirne.
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755, Baltimore, MD 21230