Commercial Wood Feasibility Study

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To support the development and use of Maryland's renewable biomass resources, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has created the Commercial Wood Feasibility Study (CWFS). The CWFS will help fund the cost of wood energy feasibility studies for facilities located in the state. These studies will allow entities to determine whether conversion from a fossil fuel energy system to a sustainable wood energy system is financially and technically viable.

Eligible applicants include: governmental, institutional, commercial, and industrial facilities (e.g., schools, hospitals, campuses, commercial buildings) located in Maryland.

Up to $200,000 is budgeted for the FY21 CWFS Program. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis, subject to funding availability, and will be calculated as:

75% of the total cost of the feasibility study; OR

$15,000, whichever is lower

Funding Opportunity Announcement for MEA FY21 CWFS.pdfFunding Opportunity Announcement for MEA FY21 CWFS.pdf

Application MEA FY21 CWFS.docxApplication MEA FY21 CWFS.docx

All applications are due 11:59 P.M. EDT on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

MEA is encouraging the use of electronic communication, including applications, to streamline processing and reduce environmental impacts. If you choose to “opt out” of electronic communications for this program, please contact MEA no later than five (5) days prior to the application deadline to establish an alternative method to apply. Applications must be submitted no later than May 15, 2021, 11:59 P.M. EDT, unless the applicant has contacted MEA regarding an alternative application method and that method has been authorized in writing by MEA.

Applications should be submitted electronically to MEA via: ​

For more information or assistance, please contact Garry Aime, Biomass Program Manager at or via phone at (443) 306-8149.