FY23 Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant Program

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Program Description: New for 2023, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is now offering funding for clean energy projects in Data Centers through its Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Program (CI&A FY23 Program, click here​).​

Type of Program: First come, first serve.

Program Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until funding is fully awarded or until February 15, 2023 at 5 P.M., whichever occurs first.  Earlier application submittals are strongly encouraged in order to have the best chance of obtaining funding under the Program.

Anticipated Program Budget: Subject to funding availability, the FY23 program has a total budget of $2,400,000, which will be divided into two separate areas of interest (AOI):​

AOI 1: Commercial, Industrial, and Non-profit Sector
  • Businesses (registered corporations, LLPs, LLCs, GPs, etc.)
  • Manufacturers & Industrial Entities 
  • Data Centers
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private Schools (Pre-K, K - 12)
  • Privately-owned Colleges and Universities
  • Other types of commercial buildings may be eligible, determined by MEA on a case-by-case basis.
AOI 2: Agricultural Sector
  • Farms and Businesses in the Agricultural sector
  • Other entities that fall within North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 11

For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

Program Documents:

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Additional Funding Opportunity: The Maryland Department of Commerce is accepting applications for Maryland Data Center Maryland Sales and Use Tax Exemption Incentive Program​, click here ​for details.

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