The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is excited to announce the Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Program (the Program) for Fiscal Year 2021. The Program provides grant funding on a competitive basis to support new or existing workforce training centers entering the offshore wind industry by offsetting their capital expenditure investments and operating expenditures. FY21 OSW Workforce Training Notice of Availability (NOA) document for additional information before starting your application.
The Program has a total budget of $1.2 million for Fiscal Year 2021. MEA may increase or decrease the Program budget at its sole discretion and without notice. MEA calculates grant awards as 75 percent of the total project costs. Grant awards may not exceed $400,000. Applicants must contribute at least 25 percent of the total project costs as matching funds or in-kind services.
is a new clean energy industry taking root in Maryland and proposed projects
should allow new or existing training centers to successfully enter the
offshore wind industry. Proposed projects must be utilized to provide education
of a trade skill(s) and safety training for the offshore wind industry in
Maryland; however, proposed projects should be designed to serve related
industries and sectors as well. Applicants may design their proposed projects
by mixing and matching any and all of the eligible grant fund uses for capital
and operational expenditures specified below.
Grant funds may be used to offset capital
expenditures such as:
may not be used to offset
capital expenditures such as:
Grant funds may be used to offset operating expenditures such as:
prioritize applications that incorporate the following aspects into the
MEA anticipates the Program application and evaluation process will adhere to the following timeline:
MEA will make every effort to adhere to the anticipated timeline for the Program’s application and evaluation process; however, delays may occur that are within or outside of MEA’s control. MEA asks that all applicants plan the start dates of their proposed projects accordingly and include a reasonable amount of flexibility. MEA thanks you in advance for your patience and understanding.
The Program utilizes an online application submission portal called Jotform, that all applicants are required to use when submitting grant applications. Please review the FY21 OSW Workforce Training Notice of Availability (NOA) document for a complete overview of the program including eligibility, application requirements, and general terms & conditions before submitting an application. MEA will not consider late applications.
Click the link below to begin your application.
FY 2021 Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Program Notice of Availability (NOA)
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
For questions, suggestions, or more information, please contact Samuel Beirne via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (410) 913-5793 (mobile). Information submitted to MEA by postal mail may have processing delays and we encourage emails and phone calls when possible.
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