FY22 Public Facility Solar Grant Program

MoCo Correctional faclity solar roof.pngMontgomery County correctional facility photo credit: Montgomery County

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 two 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 2021 list of awardees Public Facility Solar Grant Program FY21 projects.pdfPublic Facility Solar Grant Program FY21 projects

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

Program Application Deadline:

  • AOI 1 & 2: Round 1: November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • AOI 1 & 2 Round 2: February 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Anticipated Program Budget: $2,000,000.00 from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Program Documents:

For more information contact David Comis, the MEA Public Facility Solar Grant Program Manager by email at david.comis@maryland.gov ​or by phone at 443-908-1743.

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