The Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) is providing the FY19 Commercial & Industrial Grant Program (“C&I Program,” “the Program”) to support improving the energy efficiency and reducing the energy costs of enterprises in Maryland’s commercial and industrial sector. Up to $1.2 million is available in funding.
The application period for Fiscal Year 2019 closed on December 17, 2018.
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.
The FY19 C&I Program provides grant incentives to Maryland commercial
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 C&I Program provides grant awards to commercial, industrial, 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 15%.
Examples of possible energy efficiency measures include but are not limited to the following:
Renewable energy measures are not
eligible for funding under the C&I 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 FY19 C&I Program can be found in the FY19 Notice of Availability.
The FY19 C&I Program is open to the following entities:
entities are welcome to apply to the C&I Program, but may first wish to
explore the Kathleen A.P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program. Please note, however, that MEA will not provide grant
funding for the same energy conservation measure through two different grant
FY19 C&I Program is available for projects that reduce electricity consumption
of existing facilities, or dedicated spaces within facilities, through energy
efficiency. In new construction, it can
also be used to help fund the incremental costs of installing electricity-using
equipment that exceeds minimal energy code requirements.
NOTE: A dedicated space is a partitioned space within an overall
facility with a clearly distinguished purpose from the rest of
the facility. If not separately metered for electricity, the Applicant
organization must be able to derive and document consumption of the dedicated
space from the overall energy charges.
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 15%. 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 15%.
Award amounts will be calculated at rates based upon three (3) tiers of electricity savings:
Eligible projects must add up to at least $20,000 before the deduction
of leveraged funds (rebates, incentives, etc.). Award amounts will be
calculated at rates based upon three (3) tiers of electricity savings, within
the confines of the available budget:
Percent Reduction in Electricity Usage: 23% (Tier 2 – Up to 50% of Net Total
Project Cost: $232,000
Grant: $172,000 x 40% = Up to $68,800
Total Project Cost: $172,000
In order to qualify for consideration under the C&I Program, Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
should first review the Notice of Availability PDF (in the section entitled
“Program Overview” above), and the Application Instructions document.
encouraged to utilize MEA’s online Application portal at the link below to
complete and submit their FY19 C&I Applications:
CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE
Alternatively, Applicants may request a copy of a paper Application form from
MEA by sending an email to email@example.com or calling MEA at (410) 537-4000.
You must submit a complete application by 11:59 P.M. on December 17,
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 Monday, December 17, 2018.
Applicants may alternatively submit their applications via mail or hand-deliver them to MEA by 5:00 P.M. on Monday December 17, 2018, but they are strongly encouraged to submit them electronically. If mailing or hand-delivering, applications should be sent to MEA at the following address:Maryland Energy AdministrationAttn: C&I Grant Program – Application1800 Washington Blvd. Suite 755Baltimore, MD 21230
Months from Grant Agreement Execution: Projects must be completed and all final
reports must be submitted to MEA.
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755, Baltimore, MD 21230
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