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) and 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.
UPDATE: January 2021
The Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) program for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) is closed and no longer accepting applications. The FY21 program budget is $1,080,000 and is earmarked for existing MSEC communities as well as first-time applicants (new communities): incorporated towns, cities or counties in Maryland. MSEC funding is designated for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation fossil-fuel-reduction projects.
For more information, contact MEA regarding MSEC by e-mail at MSEC.MEA@Maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-4000 or dial 443-694-3358 to speak with the program manager, Briggs Cunningham.
See the MSEC Fiscal Year 2020 full list of awardees here on our news page.
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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.
The FY21 program budget is $1,080,000 and is available for existing MSEC communities as well as first-time applicants (new communities): incorporated towns, cities or counties in Maryland. Funding is available for energy efficiency, renewable energy and transportation projects.
MSEC_FY21_Notice of Availability_FINAL.pdf
For more information, contact us via e-mail at MSEC.MEA@Maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-4000.
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