FY23 Public Facility Solar Grant Program

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Program Description: This program provides grant funding to State, County or Municipal government entities to support the planning and installation of solar arrays on existing infrastructure of public facilities. For the purpose of this grant program, a public facility is a facility/building where the state or local jurisdiction owns and controls the facility and uses the facility for its official purposes. Installation may occur through the direct purchase and installation of solar modules by the public entity, or through a Power Purchase Agreement with a third party for installation of a solar array on a public facility and incorporated into the facility’s existing infrastructure. Grant assistance is available in three distinct Areas of Interest (AOI):  funds for purchased systems (AOI 1), and funds for 3rd party owned systems (AOI 2).​

Program Purpose: To encourage the generation of solar energy at public facilities. To demonstrate government support of a clean and renewable energy generation technology.​​

See the Public Facility Solar Grant Program Fiscal Year 2022 list of awardeeshere.​

Type of Program: AOI 1 and AOI 2: Competitive – statewide with two application windows. 

AOI 3 is First Come – First Serve.

Program Application Deadline:

  • AOI 1 & 2: Round 1: November 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  • AOI 1 & 2 Round 2: January 31, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Anticipated Program Budget: $700,000 from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Program Documents:

For more information, contact MEA regarding the Public Facility Solar Grant Program by email at david.comis@maryland.gov​ or by phone at 410-537-4064 to speak with David Comis, the MEA program manager.

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