Business Incentives

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When possible, please submit applications electronically to avoid mail delays. Staff will confirm receipt of electronic applications within one to two business days via email. If you have mailed in your application, we ask that you contact us via phone at 410-537-4000 or 1-800-72-ENERGY or email at DLInfo_MEA@maryland.gov ​to confirm receipt.

Grants & Loans

​​Mechanical Insulation Grant Program​
​​Provides subsidies to eligible individuals, nonprofit organizations and business entities that install mechanical insulation in Maryland-based buildings and industrial processes. ​​
Open Energy Grant Program​
​The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is interested in receiving proposal​​s that fall outside the range of its other ENERGY programs. 
**FY24 Program Now Open**
Resilient Maryland 

​Provides grants for the planning, design, and installation of microgrids, resilient facility power systems, and solar plus battery storage systems for resiliency hubs.
​​Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Grant (CI&A)
​A program that provides grants for deep energy retrofit projects in commercial, industrial, agricultural, and non-profit facilities.
**FY24 Program Now Open**
Commercial Clean Energy Rebate 
​Receive financial assistance to install solar photovoltaic, solar photovoltaic canopy, solar water heating, and geothermal heat pump systems.​
Commercial Wood Feasibility Study ​

Grant to conduct wood energy feasibility studies at eligible facilities in Maryland.  

​​Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant (DEECG)​A competitive grant used to encourage the implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures in Maryland data centers.
**FY24 Program Now Open**
​Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan ​
Apply for a loan to identify and install energy conservation improvements.
​​**FY24 Program Now Open**
Solar Canopy and Dual Use Technology Grant Program
​This program provides grants for the installation of parking lot solar canopies with a dual use, such as the integration of electric vehicle chargers.
​​Maryland Offshore Wind Supply Chain Investment ProgramProvides grant funding on a non-competitive basis to support new or existing businesses entering the offshore wind supply chain in Maryland.​
Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training & Education Program​
Provides grant funding on a competitive basis to support new or existing workforce training centers and academic institutions expand their capabilities to support the State’s offshore wind workforce training and education efforts.  


​​ EmPO​W​ER Maryland utility-sponsored programsPassed in 2008 by the Maryland General Assembly, EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act, established a goal to reduce per capita electricity usage and peak demand 15% by 2015. Energy efficiency is one of the least expensive ways to meet the growing electricity demands of the state, EmPOWER helps to promote energy efficiency saving Marylanders money.

Tax Credits

Clean Energy Production Tax Credit
Energy Storage Tax Credit Program

Other Incentives

Inactive Incentives


Resilient Maryland Capital Development Pilot Program

Pilot grant program providing funds for equipment and installation of microgrids, resilient facility power systems, and resiliency hubs. Inactive program (Incorporated into the Resilient Maryland Program).
​​Resiliency Hubs​​

​​Program serves low-to-moderate income residents by providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy during power outages. ​Inactive program (Incorporated into the Resilient Maryland Program).
Combined Heat and Power Grant (CHP)
​Incentives for CHP projects in commercial, industrial, institutional, and critical infrastructure facilities. ​Inactive program.
Animal Waste to E​​nergy Grant (AWE)

​Grants to encourage local animal waste to energy projects. Inactive program.

​​​Bioheat Tax Credit

​​Receive tax credits for producing biofuels. Inactive program​.
Clean Energy Production Tax Credit

​Receive tax credits for producing electricity. Inactive program.
Community Solar​
​Allows Maryland businesses to purchase subscriptions for energy from community solar arrays. Inactive program​.
Demand Response and Building Automation Program
​​​A competitive program that provides grants for demand side resource projects that use state-of-the-art power controls, communication, and building automation technologies. Inactive program
Kathy A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program
​Receive grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 to assist with the costs of installing cost effective energy efficiency measures. Inactive program - see CI&A grants 
Maryland Statewide Farm Energy Audit Program
​Participate in a farm energy audit and apply for cash rebates for energy saving projects. Inactive program ​
​Community Wind Grant 

​​Offers Maryland businesses the opportunity to install and manage their own wind energy systems. Inactive program​

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