FY22 Community Solar LMI-PPA Grant Program

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Program Description: This program provides funding to Community Solar Subscriber Organizations to offset costs associated with Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) enabling clean energy to be offered to Low to Moderate Income households at lower costs.

Program Purpose: Providing greater cost savings and expanding access to the Community Solar Pilot Program for LMI households.

See the Community Solar LMI-PPA Grant Program Fiscal Year 2021 full list of awardees here: FY21 Community Solar LMI-PPA Awardee List.pdfFY21 Community Solar LMI-PPA Awardee List

Type of Program: Competitive – statewide grant program with a single application window.

Program Application Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Anticipated Program Budget: Approximately $660,000 from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

Program Documents:

On 28 September 2021 the evaluation criteria were modified to address an error in the criteria related to leverage. This change was required in order to ensure the Total Benefit to Subscribers remained the primary evaluation criteria.

For more information, contact MEA regarding the Community Solar LMI-PPA Grant Program by email at david.comis@maryland.gov or by phone at 443-908-1743 to speak with David Comis, the MEA program manager.

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