Program Description: This program provides grant funding for the development and construction of solar plus energy storage systems to serve as “Resiliency Hubs.” During periods of grid outage, the solar plus energy storage system (with or without emergency generator), will provide a no-cost resiliency center for the surrounding Low and Moderate Income (LMI) residents. At a minimum, Resiliency Hubs provide emergency heating and cooling; refrigeration of temperature sensitive medications; plug power for charging of cell phone and computer batteries; ventilation and emergency lighting.
Program Purpose: The program is designed to foster the development of Resiliency Hubs that can support Maryland Communities, with an emphasis on serving LMI residents. Resiliency services can greatly reduce stress to residents of the community during electricity outages and can provide the local government with an additional resource to meet the community’s need for electricity during extended grid outages.
See the Resiliency Hub Grant Program Fiscal Year 2021 full list of awardees FY21 Resiliency Hub Grant Program Awardees
Type of Program: Competitive – statewide grant program
Program Application Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.
Anticipated Program Budget: $500,000.00 from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF) has been set aside for this program. For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.
FY22 Funding Opportunity Announcement
FY22 Application Resiliency Hub
FY22 Resiliency Hub - Application Review Checklist (may be modified before final use)
FY22 Attachment C - Expectations for a Resiliency Hub
For more information, contact MEA regarding the Resiliency Hub Grant Program by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 443-908-1743 (m) to speak with David Comis, the MEA program manager.
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