Maryland Energy Infrastructure Program
: The Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) announces the Maryland Energy Infrastructure Grant Program (“Program”) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), which is funded through the Maryland Gas Expansion Fund, established by Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) Order # 88631 to promote economic development, job creation and natural gas infrastructure expansion throughout the State of Maryland.
Program Purpose: The purpose of the Maryland Energy Infrastructure Program is to incentivize natural gas infrastructure, and promote natural gas infrastructure. Natural gas is cleaner, safer, and easier to store than other fuels. Unlike electricity, natural gas is unlikely to be knocked out by a storm or rationed when demand is high. For many organizations, the cost for converting to natural gas is high, but the savings realized can create economic opportunities, including job growth.
See the MEIP Grant Program Fiscal Year 2022 full list of awardees here:
FY22 MEIP Grantees
Type of Program: Competitive Grant Program
Program Deadline: 5:00 PM EDT December 7, 2022 .
Anticipated Program Budget: A total of $9,250,000.00 for FY23 is anticipated to be available. The actual amount available may vary, depending on the quantity of applications received and the available resources within a given fiscal year.
Areas of Interest (AOI) & Typical Funding Amounts:
- AOI 1: Local Distribution Companies: Up to $3,250,000.00 is available.
- Under AOI 1 MEA calculates grant awards as 50 percent of total project costs, not to exceed $3,000,000.00. Applicants must contribute at least 50 percent of total project costs as matching funds or in-kind services.
- AOI 2: Maryland Anchor Customers: Up to $6,000,000.00 is available.
- Under AOI 2 MEA calculates grant awards as 75 percent of total project costs, not toexceed $3,000,000.00. Applicants must contribute at least 25 percent of total project costs as matching funds or in-kind services.
Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for more details.
Note: MEA encourages applicants to use the application template, however use of the application template is not required. Applicants who use the provided application template will not be given an advantage over those who do not.
For more information, contact MEA regarding MEIP by email at:
or by phone at (410) 382-1605 to speak with Emma Stoney, the MEA program manger
All MEIP grantees should use the link below to submit their quarterly progress reports and invoice requests: