The Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) is providing the FY20 Commercial, Industrial, & Agricultural Grant Program (“CI&A Program,” “the Program”) to support improving the energy efficiency and reducing the energy costs of enterprises in Maryland’s commercial, industrial, and agricultural sector.
Up to $1.25 million is available in funding, and is divided between two (2) Application Periods, on a competitive basis:
Application Period 1 Applications are due by 11:59 P.M. EDT on October 15th. Any applications received after 12:00 AM EDT on October 15th will be considered part of Application Period 2.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Information on eligible entities, eligible energy upgrades, due dates, and how to apply are provided in the following sections.
Please check out the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program for additional funding options!
The FY20 CI&A Program provides grant incentives to Maryland commercial and agricultural entities that seek to improve the energy efficiency of their existing
structures, or install energy efficient technologies that exceed code-minimum
standards in to-be-constructed facilities. The CI&A Program provides grant awards to commercial, industrial, agricultural, and nonprofit enterprises in Maryland’s commercial and industrial sector to assist with energy efficiency projects that will reduce their electricity consumption by at least 20%.
Examples of possible energy efficiency measures include but are not limited to the following:
Renewable energy measures are not
eligible for funding under the CI&A Program. Applicants may, however, be eligible for
a Commercial Clean Energy Grant through MEA’s Clean Energy Grant Program for any renewable measures planned as
part of the project.
information on the FY20 CI&A Program can be found in the FY20 Notice of Availability
The FY20 CI&A Program is open to the following entities:
are available for energy efficiency improvement projects to existing facilities
and for facilities to-be-constructed that will employ above code-minimum energy
efficiency measures. Eligible projects must cost at least $20,000 before the deduction of leveraged funds (rebates, incentives, etc.). Projects at existing facilities must reduce energy consumption from the facility’s baseline consumption—that is, the most recent twelve (12) months of energy consumption data (utility bills, gas bills, etc.), by at least 20%. Projects that
will be implemented in to-be-constructed facilities must prevent would-be
consumption from a projected twelve (12) month energy consumption baseline,
assuming the installation of standard, code-minimum measures, by at least 20%.
Based upon the type of project, where “project” refers to the eligible energy efficiency measures for which an application has been submitted to the FY20 CI&A Program and selected for an award, incentive amounts will be calculated as follows:
In order to qualify for consideration under the CI&A Program, Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
should first review the FY20 Notice of Availability PDF (in the section entitled
“Program Overview” above), and the Application Instructions document.
You can find the FY20 Application Instructions and Application Form here:
FY20 CIA Application Instructions
FY20 CIA Application Form
Energy Consumption Baseline Summary Spreadsheets
Once all required documents have been completed and all required application attachments have been acquired, submit the entire application package by 11:59 P.M. on October 15, 2019.
Applicants may alternatively submit their applications via mail to MEA by 5:00 P.M. on October 15, 2019, but they are strongly encouraged to submit them electronically. If mailing, applications should be sent to MEA at the following address:Maryland Energy AdministrationAttn: CI&A Grant Program – Application1800 Washington Blvd. Suite 755Baltimore, MD 21230
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 537-4000 | 1-800-72-ENERGY