2019 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program

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The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) will hold one informational conference call on this grant program:

  •      **  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018

For an invitation to the conference call, please contact David Giusti (Phone: 410-537-4072).


What is the program?


​​​​​​​Subject ​to funding availability, MEA will provide grants on a competitive basis to farms/businesses in the agriculture sector to cover up to 50% of the cost of eligible energy efficiency upgrades, if applicable, after all other incentives have been applied.

In fiscal year 2019, there is up to $175,000 available for eligible energy efficiency measures.

What are the project requirements?

  • ​​​​​​Cost effective energy projects are eligible for funding.
  • All measures must be installed before August 1, 2020.
  • Invoices are due September 1, 2020.
  • Projects must be cost effective, with a total simple payback 15 years or less.​

How do I apply?


Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 16, 2018

Download the F​Y19 Mathias Ag Program Grant Program Application​

Download the FY19 Energy Savings Estimation Assistance Worksheet.docxFY19 Energy Savings Estimation Assistance Worksheet

​​For more information, read our Fiscal Year 2019 Mathias Agriculture Program Overview and Q&A​​​​​​​​​​​

Additional Information

If you have any questions about this program, please email them to Program Managers Dean Fisher, or David Giusti.
This program is dedicated to the memory of Kathleen Arlee "Kathy" Petry Mathias of Ocean City, who passed away Aug. 15, 2011 after a battle with cancer. The wife of Maryland State Senator James N. Mathias Jr., Kathy was an inexhaustible advocate for Maryland's Eastern Shore and its farming community.