2017 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program

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MEA is pleased to accept grant applications from Maryland agricultural businesses for the 2017 Mathias Ag Program. Applications are due Thursday, December 15, 2016.

MEA will hold two informational webinars on this grant program:

•  1:00 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2016
•  11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For an invitation to one of these webinars, please contact Brandon Bowser and indicate which webinar you would like to attend.

MEA congratulates the pdfFY16 Grantees​. Program results will be posted in the summer of 2017.


pdfLocations of FY16 Grantees​​

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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 2017, 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 2017 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 April 1, 2018.
  • Invoices are due May 1, 2018

How do I apply?

 

​Applications must be submitted by Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Download the FY17MathiasAgProgram_Application_Final.docxMathias Ag Program Grant Program​ Application

Questions? See our Fiscal Year 2017 Mathias Agriculture Program Overview and Q&A document to assist you with completing the best application possible for this competitive program.​

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​Additional Information


MEA will hold two informational webinars on this grant program:
  • 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2016
  • 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2016​

For an invitation to one of these webinars, please contact Brandon Bowser​ and indicate which webinar you would like to attend.

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.​​