FY23 Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program

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***Attention Applicants: Funds for the FY23 Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Program are running out. Therefore, applications will not be accepted after May 10, 2023. Complete applications will continue to be processed in the order in which they were received. Details on next year's program will be provided in the near future.***

***MEA is experiencing a high volume of applications to the Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program. Normal processing time is delayed as a result. We are working to review all applications as quickly as we are able. We appreciate your patience and understanding.***

Program Description: The Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program provides an incentive for Maryland homeowners to purchase and install an eligible clean burning wood or pellet stove at their primary place of residence.  ​

Program Purpose: To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, MEA provides rebates for clean burning wood and pellet stoves that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old wood or pellet stoves at incentive levels outlined in the chart below.  

The available incentive levels for wood and pellet stoves are shown below.  To be eligible for an incentive, the stove must:
meet or exceed the required particulate emissions limit, by stove type; and, 
meet or exceed an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Higher Heating Value (HHV) efficiency rating of at least 75%, beginning on September 15, 2022.  
Stoves that do not meet one of these requirements are ineligible for an award.​

Stove Technology Emissions per Hour Limit Requirement Award with an EPA-Published Efficiency Rating of at least 75%
Wood Burning StoveNo more than 3.0 grams of particulate matter per hour$500
Pellet Burning StoveNo more than 2.0 grams of particulate matter per hour$700

Type of Program: Non-competitive (first-come, first-served) - statewide

Program Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted throughout the fiscal year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023), however payment cannot be assured after funds run out..

Anticipated Program Budget:  Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

Regulations:  Regulations governing the Program can be viewed here.

Program Documents:​

  • FY23 Wood_Pellet Funding Opportunity Announcement
  • MEA is not currently accepting new applications for the FY23 Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program. The FY24 Program will open on or around July 1, 2023. A link​ to the application form will be made available at that time.

Check Your Rebate Status: Weekly Status Report 2023.10.04​​​​

The status of applications that are currently under review by MEA is provided here: 

For more information, contact MEA regarding Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Rebate Program by email at  cerp.mea@maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-4097​ to speak with Garry Aime, the MEA program manager.

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