Resilient Maryland Capital Development Pilot Program

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***PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5:00 P.M. EDT ​APRIL 19, 2022***

Program Description: The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the FY22 Resilient Maryland Capital Development (RMCD) Pilot Program. The RMCD Pilot Program is builds on the Resilient Maryland Program that MEA began offering in FY20 for feasibility analysis and other preconstruction planning activities for microgrids and other distributed energy resource (DER) systems that bolster the resilience of communities, facilities, and critical infrastructure sensitive to power disruption. The RMCD Pilot Program is a competitive grant program that provides equipment and installation funds to incentivize construction of microgrid that have completed feasibility analysis and overall due diligence that are at or very close to “shovel-ready.” Projects funded under this program must be comprehensive systems of DERs that function together to both maximize energy resilience and reliability, manage and optimize energy costs, and enhance community and/or organizational sustainability. A model microgrid project is a past project of MEA’s Resilient Maryland Grant program that has complete feasibility and planning Final Deliverables regarding the proposed microgrid. While this is not required, successful projects must be able to demonstrate substantial pre-construction due diligence.

Program Purpose: The RMCD Pilot Program is provided to help Maryland organizations install microgrid systems that will produce clean, efficient, resilient, and reliable energy that yields substantial societal benefits that can be modeled, replicated, and scaled. Funds are available to microgrid projects that will help to produce three (3) key outcomes: (1) enhancing energy resilience and power reliability for essential businesses, organizations, and infrastructure; (2) enhancing energy equity for historically underserved and unserved Maryland communities; and (3) facilitating substantial economic development opportunities for Marylanders in the energy sector. Examples of facilities that will be served by microgrids funded under this program include but are not limited to community critical infrastructure such as potable water systems, a campus or subset of buildings, town center containing essential businesses and services, college and university campuses, etc.

Type of Program: Competitive Grant Program

Program Application Deadline: 5:00 P.M. EDT, Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Funding: $2,000,000 anticipated. For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

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Planning and Design Funds: The RMCD Pilot Program provides capital development funding for equipment, installation, and associated labor costs only. Organizations seeking project development and preconstruction analysis funding are encouraged to apply to the preconstruction planning Resilient Maryland Program.

For more information, contact MEA regarding Resilient Maryland by email at RMP.MEA@Maryland.gov or by phone at (443) 306-0304 to speak with Brandon Bowser, the MEA program manager.

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