This website contains a brief summary of some of the new energy-related programs being established or expanded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act.
- If you are looking for information on the HOMES Residential Energy Efficiency program or the High Efficiency Electric Home Rebate program, please visit the dedicated webpage on this subject.
- If you are pursuing a possible project related to a DOE or other federal agency funding opportunity and wish to contact the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) on this matter, please email your contact information, the DOE funding opportunity announcement number, a brief summary of the opportunity, and how you envision potentially working or partnering with the state energy office to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Possible partnership opportunities could include, but are not limited to, letters of support from MEA. Please note that submitting information to this inbox is not a guarantee that MEA will be able to partner with your organization, either through a letter of support or other means. Please be sure to exclude any confidential information during submission.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also sometimes called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), will result in a number of new programs being established by the DOE. A summary of the new funding opportunities created by DOE under the IIJA can be found here
. As the state energy office, MEA will be the applicant for some, but not all, of the new or expanded DOE programs that are directed at state agencies. The IIJA also contains funding opportunities for Maryland entities outside of state government to participate.
As Maryland’s state energy office, MEA will eventually be the applicant for two of the residential-focused IRA rebate programs - the HOMES Residential Energy efficiency Rebate Program and the High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program. More information on these programs can be found here.
Requesting a Letter of Support
MEA supports the efforts of pursuing funding across the State as the federal government and other entities provide energy and energy efficiency related funding opportunities to a variety of organizations.
To request a letter of support from MEA, provide the following information via email to email@example.com
. MEA will need at least two (2) full weeks to process requests.
Please understand that letters are not guaranteed.
- Point of Contact Name and Email Address (for returning letter)
- Applicant Name
- Applicants Connection to Maryland
- Funding Agency
- Grant Program Name
- Project Name
- Summary of the Project
- Description of what the Funding will Accomplish
- Application deadline
- Draft Letter
For those seeking to work with MEA, send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
. All proposals will be reviewed by a panel for eligibility. Please understand that support or partnership is not guaranteed.
- Point of Contact Name and Email Address
- Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement Number
- Summary of the Opportunity
- Description of Potential Project
- List of other Potential Partners
- Description of Desired MEA Support
Links to additional information from DOE related to federal tax credits
(Disclaimer: Please note that the Maryland Energy Administration cannot provide tax advice. If you have any tax questions, please contact a licensed tax professional.)