The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is excited to announce the Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Program (the Program) for Fiscal Year 2020. The Program provides grant funding on a competitive basis to ensure Maryland has a ready and able workforce capable of contributing to the construction, installation, and operations & maintenance of an offshore wind energy project. Please read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for additional information before starting your spplication.
MEA will consider applications for new or existing workforce development training centers utilized by the offshore wind industry. Training centers must provide the education of a technical trade skill(s) and safety standards utilized for the development, construction, and operations & maintenance phases of an offshore wind project. The training center must provide technical and safety training at no cost to all participating students. Applicants must provide an outreach plan to prospective students from historically underserved communities, including but not limited to minorities, women, and veterans of the US Armed Forces. Applicants must demonstrate how project proposals will benefit Maryland’s Emerging Businesses, including minority-owned Emerging Businesses.
The Program has a budget of $1.2 million for Fiscal Year 2020. MEA may increase or decrease the Program budget at its sole discretion and without notice. Grants are calculated as 75 percent of total project costs up to $300,000. Applicants must contribute at least 25 percent of the total project costs. Please read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for additional information before starting your application.
Training Centers Requirements
The following timeline applies to the Program:
The Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Program utilizes an online application. Please review the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) document for a complete overview of the program including eligibility, application requirements, and general terms & conditions before submitting an application.
Click the link below to begin your application.
FY 2020 Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Program FOA
Emerging Business Personal Net Worth (PNW) Statement Form
Guidelines for Completing a PNW Statement
FY 2020 Offshore Wind Grant Reporting Documents
FY 2019 Offshore Wind Grant Reporting Documents
FY 2018 Offshore Wind Grant Reporting Documents
MEA has compiled a number of useful resources that will help you understand the basics of wind energy, deployment of small & community scale wind projects, Maryland’s offshore wind developments, and how you can plan a career in the wind energy industry.
Land Based Wind
Wind Energy Resources
Maryland Department of Commerce Financial Incentives for Businesses
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Maryland Offshore Business Development Grant Program
Maryland Governor’s Grants Office
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