State and Local Incentives

Please note: The Maryland Energy Administration is currently developing our suite of fiscal year 2022 programs which will be launched as they are developed. For updates, please email us to join our newsletter, follow us o​n social media (Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn) or bookmark this page or our News page. All programs are subject to available funds​.​

​When possible, please submit applications electronicall​y to avoid mail delays. Staff will confirm receipt of electronic applications within one to two business days via email. If you have mailed in your application, we ask that you contact us via phone at 410-537-4000 or 1-800-72-ENERGY or email at DLInfo_MEA@maryland.gov ​to confirm receipt.​​

Technical Assistance

​Solar Technical Assistance ProgramProvides technical assistance services for solar PV projects on State and local government facilities, public schools, community colleges, and public universities.

Grants & Loans​

​​​**NEW PROGRAM**
Open Energy Grant Program​
​​The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is interested in receiving proposal​​s that fall outside the range of its other ENERGY programs. 
​​**NEW PILOT PROGRAM**​​
Streetlight and Outdoor Lighting Efficiency Pilot Program
​Grant program to help elligible entities to defray the cost of replacing outdated, less efficient pole-mounted fixtures used for street lighting, etc.​​
**NEW PILOT PROGRAM**​​
Pilot grant program to help ​school districts expand their capacity to manage energy data to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions while designing for future high-performance schools.
​​Resources for Maryland State Agencies​
​Summary of incentives and technical assistance programs for State Agencies.
Resilient Maryland Capital Development Pilot Program

Pilot grant program providing funds for equipment and installation of microgrids, resilient facility power systems, and resiliency hubs.
Resilient Maryland 

​​Provides Grants for the planning and design of Community/Campus Microgrids, Resilient Facility Power Systems, advanced Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, and distributed generation systems at Resiliency Hubs.
​​Resiliency Hubs​​

​​​Program serves low-to-moderate income residents by providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy during power outages.
Commercial​ Clean Energy Grant Program​​Receive financial assistance to install solar photovoltaic, solar photovoltaic canopy, solar water heating, geothermal heat pump, and wind turbine systems.
Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Grant​​
​Local governments and non-profits can apply for competitive grants to enable energy efficiency projects that benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders.
Low Income Solar Pilot Grant Program​​
​​Local governments and non-profits can apply for competitive grants to enable solar PV projects that benefit Marylanders experiencing low income.​
​​Combined Heat and Power Grant Program (CHP)​Incentives for CHP projects in commercial, industrial, institutional, and critical infrastructure facilities.
​Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program​​Apply for a loan to identify and install energy conservation improvements. Beginning in FY20: Lawton loans are available to State agencies and supplants the now-closed State Agency Loan Program (SALP).
Maryland Energy Infrastructure Program (MEIP)​Programs designed to expand natural gas options to Maryland.
Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC)
​After adopting energy policies focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation fuels, participating local governments are eligible for grant funding that supports energy projects in their communities.
​​​Public Facility Solar Grant Program​​​​Program provides grants to public organizations for the installation of solar PV systems on existing infrastructure.
Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program​Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program (Fiscal Year 2018) will provide grant funding on a competitive basis to ensure Maryland has a ready and able workforce capable of contributing to the construction, installation, and operations & maintenance of an offshore wind energy project.
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Inactive Incentives​

​​​Community College ENERGY-TO-CASH Program​
​Provides technical, procurement, and financial support to Maryland community colleges seeking to optimize their utility expenses.  Participants will conduct an energy audit that depicts actionable investments and management initiatives. Inactive program
Community Wind Grant Program
​​Offers Maryland non-profits the opportunity to install and manage their own wind energy systems. Inactive program ​
Energy Performance Contracting Assistance Program (EPCAP)
​​MEA provides technical assistance and "owner's agent" services to local governments and public housing authorities to identify the feasibility and aide in the implementation of energy performance contracts for buildings. Inactive program
Net Zero Energy School Initiative Grant Program (NZEGPS)
​MEA will provide grants to Local Education Agencies within the BGE Service Territory to design and construct Net-Zero Energy Schools. Inactive program
​​State Agency Loan Program (SALP)

​Closed as of the end of FY19. State agencies are still offered zero-percent loans via the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan ProgramInactive program​

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