UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order on March 12th mandating teleworking for non-essential state employees across all state agencies in response to COVID-19. During this time, Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Maryland Smart Energy Community (MSEC) program staff can be reached via MSEC.MEA@Maryland.gov Information submitted to MEA by postal mail may have processing times affected by the office closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.
MSEC program for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) is no longer accepting applications. Notification of grant awards can be found here on our News page.
For more information, contact MEA regarding MSEC by e-mail at MSEC.MEA@Maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-4000.
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The goal of the Maryland Smart Energy Communities program is to support local governments as they adopt smart-energy policies and commit to them for the long term. Communities will benefit from sustained reduction of energy usage, cost savings, and additional opportunities for renewable energy development.
Becoming a Smart Energy Community will result in:
The MSEC Grant Program is available to all incorporated towns, cities, and counties in Maryland. Communities that apply for the program and commit to meeting the three deliverable requirements may receive funding based on availability. Full project funds are made available only when communities complete the deliverables as specified by MEA.
For FY20, up to $860,000 total is available: $475,000 for Energy-Efficiency projects, up to $300,000 for Tier 1 Renewable Energy projects, and up to $85,000 for Transportation projects. Funding will be divided between both existing and new MSEC communities.
Questions? See: MSEC_FY20_FAQ_FINAL.pdf for answers.
For more information, contact us via e-mail at MSEC.MEA@Maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-4000.
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