FY23 Resilient Maryland Program

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The information below pertains to the FY23 Resilient Maryland Program, which has closed for applications. It is provided for informational purposes only. Resources for existing Resilient Maryland Grantees, as well as award lists from past offerings, are also provided in the following sections.

Program Description: The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce that the FY23 Resilient Maryland Program is now accepting applications. FY23 Resilient Maryland is a comprehensive distributed energy resource (DER) system development and installation incentive program that provides funds to Maryland communities and organizations to offset the costs of planning, designing, and constructing microgrids, resilient facility power systems, and resiliency hubs. The FY23 program integrates the previous Resilient Maryland Planning, Resilient Maryland Capital Development, and Resiliency Hub Grant Programs into one framework to centralize State resiliency planning efforts and create an array of incentives to assist projects from conception through installation and operation.

Program Purpose: Resilient Maryland is provided to help Maryland communities and organizations identify optimal microgrid and other DER configurations to bolster the resilience, sustainability, energy affordability, and efficiency of their essential facilities and operations and safeguard them from the harmful effects of prolonged power outages. The FY23 program seeks projects that pursue creative solutions and innovations that create replicable and scalable DER system models, enhance energy equity for Maryland communities that experience vulnerabilities and challenges, and provide power for key community locations to serve as resiliency hubs.

Program Structure: The FY23 Resilient Maryland Program provides funding under three (3) Areas of Interest (AOIs), which are briefly explained in the list below. Please see the FY23 Resilient Maryland Program Overview Document (Overview Document) and the Funding Opportunity Announcements for each AOI in the Program Documents section for detailed information.

  • AOI 1: Feasibility and Planning: This AOI provides funds for feasibility analysis and other preconstruction activities for the planning and development of microgrids, resilient facility power systems, and resiliency hubs.
  • AOI 2: Microgrid Capital: This AOI provides capital for equipment and installation to help offset the costs of constructing microgrids and other DER systems.
  • AOI 3: Resiliency Hubs: This AOI provides capital for equipment and installation to help offset the costs of constructing solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems to provide essential power to facilities that serve as resiliency hubs for their surrounding communities.

Type of Program: Competitive Grant Program

Program Application Deadline:    AOI 3 ONLY: 5:00 P.M. EDT, Friday, March 24, 2023
​                                                                  AOI 1 and AOI 2: ​5:00 P.M. EST, Thursday, January 26, 2023

Funding: A total of up to $2.7 million is expected to be available, split between each AOI. See the Program Overview Document (Overview Document), and each AOI's Funding Opporutnity Announcement (FOA), in the Program Documents section for further information.

Program Documents:

FY23 Resilient Maryland Program Overview Document

Area of Interest 1: Feasibility and Planning Documents​ ​(Closed for Applications)

Area of Interest 2: Microgrid Capital(Closed for Applications)

Area of Interest 3: Resiliency Hubs***REOPENED FOR APPLICATIONS THROUGH MARCH 24, 2023***

Prior Year Resilient Maryland and Resiliency Hub Awardees: View award lists of prior year Resilient Maryland and Resiliency Hub award recipients in the table below.

Resilient Maryland Resiliency Hubs​
FY20 MEA Resilient Mary​land Award List
FY19 MEA Resiliency Hubs Award List
FY21 MEA Resilient Maryland Award List
FY21 MEA Resiliency Hubs Award List
FY22 MEA Resilient Maryland Award List
FY22 MEA Resiliency Hubs Award List

Reporting Resources for Existing Grantees

Existing Resilient Maryland and Resiliency Hub Grantees can access reporting and reimbursement request resources at the links below. Please note that progress reports and reimbursement requests can be submitted electronically. MEA encourages electronic submission for maximum efficiency. Grantees may still submit these using the form versions, if preferred.

>>> Online Monthly Progress Report Portal <<<

>>> Online Reimbursement Request Portal <<<

For more information, contact MEA regarding the Resilient Maryland Program by contacting the MEA Program Managers:

AOI 1 and AOI 2 Projects

Brandon Bowser, Energy Resilience Program Manager
Email: BrandonW.Bowser@Maryland.gov
Phone: 443.306.0304

AOI 3 Projects

David Comis, Senior Clean Energy Program Manager
Email: David.Comis@Maryland.gov
Phone: 410.537.4064

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