Above: Scotland Recreation Center in Scotland, Montgomery County, MD. Solar panels pictured on top of the building are part of the onsite resilient energy system that provides power during grid outages so that the recreation center can function as a resiliency hub for the Scotland community.
**FY24 RESILIENT MARYLAND PROGRAM
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS**
Program Description: The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has opened the FY24 Resilient Maryland Program for applications. The Resilient Maryland Program is MEA's award-winning comprehensive distributed energy resource (DER) system development and installation incentive program that provides funds to Maryland communities and organizations to offset the costs of planning, designing, and constructing microgrids, resilient facility power systems, and resiliency hubs. The FY24 program provides an array of incentives to assist projects from conception through installation and operation.
Program Purpose: Resilient Maryland is provided to help Maryland communities and organizations identify optimal microgrid and other DER configurations to bolster the resilience, sustainability, energy affordability, and efficiency of their essential facilities and operations and safeguard them from the harmful effects of prolonged power outages. The FY24 program seeks projects that pursue creative solutions and innovations that create replicable and scalable DER system models, enhance energy equity for Maryland's overburdened, underserved, and most vulnerable communities, and provide power for key community locations to serve as resiliency hubs.
Program Structure: The FY24 Resilient Maryland Program provides funding under three (3) Areas of Interest (AOIs), which are briefly explained in the list below. Please see the FY24 Resilient Maryland Program Overview Document (Overview Document) and the Funding Opportunity Announcements for each AOI in the Program Documents section for detailed information.
AOI 1: Preconstruction Planning: This AOI provides funds for feasibility analysis and other preconstruction activities for the planning and development of microgrids, resilient facility power systems, and resiliency hubs.
AOI 2: Capital Support: This AOI provides capital for equipment and installation to help offset the costs of constructing microgrids and other resilient energy systems.
AOI 3: Resiliency Hubs: This AOI provides capital for equipment and installation to help offset the costs of constructing solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems to provide essential power to facilities that serve as resiliency hubs for their surrounding communities.
Type of Program: Competitive Grant Program
Program Application Deadline: 3:00 P.M. EST, Thursday, February 15, 2024
Funding: A total of up to
$6 million is expected to be available, split between each AOI. See the Program Overview Document (Overview Document), and each AOI's Funding Opporutnity Announcement (FOA), in the Program Documents section for further information.
FY24 Resilient Maryland Program Overview Document (Note: Updated November 20, 2023)
Area of Interest 1: Preconstruction Planning
Area of Interest 2: Capital Support
Area of Interest 3: Resiliency Hubs
Prior Year Resilient Maryland and Resiliency Hub Awardees: View award lists of prior year Resilient Maryland and Resiliency Hub award recipients in the table below.
Reporting Resources for Existing Grantees
Existing Resilient Maryland and Resiliency Hub Grantees can access reporting and reimbursement request resources at the links below.
Please note that progress reports and reimbursement requests can be submitted electronically. MEA encourages electronic submission for maximum efficiency. Grantees may still submit these using the form versions, if preferred.
>>> Online Monthly Progress Report Portal <<<
>>> Online Reimbursement Request Portal <<<
For more information, contact MEA regarding the Resilient Maryland Program by contacting the MEA Program Managers:
AOI 1 and AOI 2 Projects
Brandon Bowser; Section Chief, Clean Energy and Resilience
(Resilient Maryland Program Manager)
AOI 3 Projects
David Comis, Senior Clean Energy Program Manager
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