Program Description: The FY23 Streetlight and Outdoor Lighting Efficiency (SOLE) program will make grants available to eligible entities to defray the cost of replacing outdated, less efficient pole-mounted fixtures used for street lighting, parking lot illumination, parks, athletic fields and other outdoor lighting systems, along with implementing certain lighting controls.
Eligible Applicants: Maryland non-profit organizations, state agencies, local governments and incorporated cities, public and private schools, and community colleges. Applicants must be in Good Standing with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
Type of Program: First-come, first-served. Grants will be issued to eligible projects until program funding is depleted. The SOLE Program is divided into two areas of interest (AOI).
- AOI.1: Pole-mounted street lighting for any vehicular or pedestrian rights-of-way, as well as parking lots.
- AOI.2: Exterior pole-mounted lighting for athletic fields or parks.
Program Application Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on January 13, 2023.
Funding: A total of $1,800,000 is anticipated to be available for the SOLE program; however, the total amount awarded under the program may be more or less depending on the quantity and quality of applications received and funding availability. FY23 awards will be capped at $500,000 per organization.