Low Income Solar Grant Program (Pilot) FY2022 Grant Program

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Program Description: During Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) will support the design and installation of solar energy systems for a limited number of Low Income (LI) households that have received an energy audit and weatherization-type energy efficiency upgrades that were funded through MEA’s Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Grant Program. MEA anticipates issuing awards to current or prior Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Grant Program grantees to enable solar on the rooftops of LI households living in single-family homes. The Program will fund up to 100% of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system design and installation cost, up to $25,000 for each solar system installation to benefit a low-income household.

Program Purpose: Through this pilot program, MEA aims to gain insight into best practices for deploying solar to households outlined in §9–20B–05(i) of the State Government article.

Type of Grant Program: Competitive Grant Program

Application Deadline: Round 1: Monday, November 29, 2021 by 11:59 P.M. EDT

                                            Round 2: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 by 5:00 P.M. EDT

Anticipated Program Budget: $1,500,000

Prior to submitting an application, please review the Funding Opportunity Announcement below. Application instructions are outlined in this funding opportunity.

Program Documents:

For more information, contact MEA regarding Low Income Solar Grant Program by email at Abigail.Antonini@Maryland.gov ​or by phone at 410-371-6381 to speak with Abigail Antonini, the MEA program manager.

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