FY24 Resilient Maryland Program

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Above: Scotland Recreation Center in Scotland, Montgomery County, MD. Solar panels pictured on top of the building are part of the onsite resilient energy system that provides power during grid outages so that the recreation center can function as a resiliency hub for the Scotland community.

**FY25 Resilient Maryland Program - Details Coming Soon**

** NEW: FY24 Awardees Announced​**

**Take a look at MEA's Resilient Maryland FAQ Document​ for answers to commonly-asked questions about Resilient Maryland.**

Program Description: The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has opened the FY24 Resilient Maryland Program for applications. The Resilient Maryland Program is MEA's award-winning​ 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 FY24 program provides 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 FY24 program seeks projects that pursue creative solutions and innovations that create replicable and scalable DER system models, enhance energy equity for Maryland's overburdened, underserved, and most vulnerable communities, and provide power for key community locations to serve as resiliency hubs.

Program Structure: The FY24 Resilient Maryland Program provides funding under three (3) Areas of Interest (AOIs), which are briefly explained in the list below. Please see the FY24 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: Preconstruction 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: Capital Support: This AOI provides capital for equipment and installation to help offset the costs of constructing microgrids and other resilient energy 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:    3:00 P.M. EST, Thursday, March 14, 2024

Funding: A total of up to $6 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.

FY24 Awardees: FY24 Resilient Maryland Program Award List

Program Documents:
 FY24 Resilient Maryland Program Overview Document (Note​: Updated January 24, 2024)

Area of Interest 1: Preconstruction Planning​ ​

Area of Interest 2: Capital Support

Area of Interest 3: Resiliency Hubs ​​

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

FY23 MEA Resilient Maryland Award List
See FY23 MEA Resilient Maryland Award List.
FY24 ME​A Resilient Maryland Award List (NEW!)
See FY24 MEA Resilient Maryland 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 Monthly Progress Reports (MPRs), Reimbursement Requests, and the submission of Final Deliverables can all be submitted electronically. MEA encourages electronic submission for maximum efficiency. Grantees may still submit these using the form versions, if preferred.​     

Grant Extension Requests

A Resilient Maryland Grantee may request an extension to the deadline in the grant agreement if additional time will be needed to complete the Resilient Maryland project. Certain requirements must be met in order for MEA to consider an extension request. Click the link to the Resilient Maryland Grant Extension Request Portal below to request an extension to the grant deadline. Full requirements for requesting an extension are provided in the portal. If you have trouble accessing this portal, please contact the MEA Resilient Maryland Program Team by sending an email to RMP.MEA@Maryland.gov.

Additional Information

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

AOI 1 and AOI 2 Projects

Brandon Bowser; Section Chief, Clean Energy and Resilience 
(Resilient Maryland 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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