The Maryland Energy Administration announced its Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Grant Program, aimed at encouraging energy-saving enhancements in Maryland-based commercial, industrial, and agricultural facilities, offering $4.4 million in funding for this program year.
Businesses and non-profit entities that operate various facilities, including offices, privately-owned schools, factories, warehouses, stores, hospitals, farm facilities, and multifamily apartment buildings, are eligible to apply for grants. The Maryland Energy Administration offers program funding to defray costs of lighting, water heating, space heating and cooling, as well as building insulation and air sealing improvement measures, among other eligible activities that reduce building utility expenses and carbon emissions.
The FY24 Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Grant Program invites proposals for grant funding in the following key areas:
Energy Efficiency and Electrification: Open to business or non-profit entities proposing upgrades in energy efficiency and electrification for commercial, industrial, multi-family housing, warehouse, or data center facilities.
Manufacturing and Combined Heat and Power: Targeting commercial, industrial, and non-profit facilities, this category focuses on manufacturing and combined heat and power initiatives.
Agricultural Energy Efficiency: Specifically designed for enhancing investments in stationary facilities dedicated solely to raising and/or harvesting goods from the land.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until Wednesday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m. ET, or until funds are exhausted. For further information regarding eligibility or application requirements, click here or contact Program Manager, Christopher Russell, at ci.mea@Maryland.gov.