Clean Burning Wood and Pellet Stove Grant Program

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To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for clean burning wood and pellet stoves that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old woodstoves at incentive levels outlined in the chart below.

NOTICE: ALL new and replacement wood and pellet stoves MUST obtain a permit before installation. For a list of county permitting offices, click on PDF to the rightWood and Pellet Stove County Permit Office List.pdfWood and Pellet Stove County Permit Office List.pdf. Grants will not be issued to applicants who do not receive the proper permits for stoves.   

To be eligible, stick (log) stoves may not emit more than 3 grams of particulate matter (PM) per hour and pellet stoves may not emit more than 2 grams of PM per hour. In addition, please note that eligible stoves with an EPA efficiency rating receive a higher financial incentive than stoves without an EPA efficiency rating.  The list of EPA certified stoves potentially eligible for the higher incentive can be found 

Goals and Incentives


The Maryland Energy Administration has a two-tier incentive award for each stove category. This is based on the required particulate emissions limit and the encouragement of consumers to choose a stove with an EPA published efficiency rating.

Resource Conversion Technology Emissions Requirement Award Without an EPA Efficiency Rating Award With an EPA Efficiency Rating​
Stick Burning Stove No more than 3.0 grams of particulate matter per hour $250/installation $500//installation​
Pellet Burning Stove No more than 2.0 grams of particulate matter per hour $350/installation ​$700/installation

Grants are allocated on a first come/first served basis across technologies, and are subject to change in amount and existence based on funding availability.


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The Project Requirements are as Follows:

  • All stoves must be new. Any stove(s) purchased used /second-hand do not qualify for a grant under this Program.
  • The property must be a primary Maryland residence.
  • The clean burning wood stoves must displace electric or non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or an old wood stove.
  • A property may not receive more than one grant per technology.
  • MEA cannot offer grants to a property held in a trust.
  • Applications must be submitted to MEA within 6 months of installation.
  • In order to be eligible for this program, installations must show proof of a passed final inspection if a permit is required by their county. Please see the application form for more details on how to contact your permit office.
  • In order to be qualify for a grant, installed stoves must be on the following list of eligible systems:
  • In order to qualify for the maximum grant award, the stove must meet the particulate requirement AND have a published efficiency. This may also be found on the the EPA List of Certified Stoves 

The Grant Process


Wood and Pellet Stove Grant Application.pdfWood and Pellet Stove Grant Application

The one-step application process can start aft​er your project is installed and will require only 5 sets of documents:

  • Application form
  • Proof that the project is paid for in full with a copy of a zero-balance, final invoice
  • Copies of all issued inspection documents, permit documents, etc. as provided by the local authority having jurisdiction
  • A photograph of the installed clean energy system.
  • Proof of property ownership

    Please note that grants issued by the State of Maryland may be taxable.  As the Maryland Energy Administration is unable to give tax advice, any tax-related questions should be directed toward a qualified tax professional.​​

For more information or assistance, email cegp.mea@maryland.gov or call 410-537-4000.​