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FY21 Grant Program (Closed)

MEA is providing the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural (CI&A) grant program to support improving the energy efficiency and reducing the energy costs of enterprises in Maryland’s commercial, industrial, and agricultural sector. The FY21 program will be divided into three separate application periods to best support energy efficiency projects for agriculture, manufacturing, and businesses that may be in varying planning stages or at various stages of readiness due to COVID-19. 

For more detailed program information please visit the FY21 Notice of Funding Availability

For additional information on the CI&A Program, please send an email to ci.mea@maryland.gov​

How to Apply


MEA is encouraging the use of electronic applications to streamline  processing and reduce environmental impacts.  If you cannot apply electronically, please contact us and we will work with you on an alternative method to submit an application.     

Applicants should first review the Notice of Funding Availability.pdfNotice of Funding Availability

You can find the FY21 Application Form & Utility Baseline Spreadsheet here:

FY21 CIA Application.docxFY21 CI&A Application

Energy Consumption Baseline Summary.xlsxEnergy Consumption Baseline Summary.xlsx

Additional Information & Related Programs

For additional information on the CI&A Program requirements, eligibility, evaluation criteria, and instructions on submitting a complete applications, please send an email to ci.mea@maryland.gov. Information submitted to MEA by postal mail may have processing delays and we encourage emails and phone calls when possible.​

C-PACE Financing 

Your organization may also benefit from Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (C-PACE), a low-risk form of financing offered to organizations pursuing energy capital improvement projects at attractive rates. To learn more, visit our C-PACE Financing Resources page.

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

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