Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Grant Program

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Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Program

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Program Description: The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is offering the Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Program (CI&A FY23 Program) to Maryland commercial, industrial, data centers, non-profits, and farms and other agricultural entities, for the implementation of energy efficiency improvement projects to their facilities.​

Type of Grant Program: First come, first serve.

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

Program Documents:

​Additional Resources:
Please see the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program for additional funding options.

Program History:  The Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program was dedicated in the memory of Kathleen Arlee "Kathy" Petry Mathias of Ocean City, who passed away August 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. Energy efficiency support for Maryland agriculture businesses continues under the Commercial, Industrial & Agriculture (CI&A) grant. To learn about past projects funded under the Kathleen A.P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program, please visit this page. ​​​

For more information on the CI&A Grant Program, contact MEA by email at  ci.mea@maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-3031 to speak with Energy Program Manager Christopher Russell.

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