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Community Energy Savers Grant

Grants for Energy Use Reduction

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Baltimore Office of Sustainability

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Grants up to $50,000 are available to provide community groups with the technical assistance and financial resources needed to reduce energy use. These funds are meant to move community and neighborhood organizations closer towards the goal of a 15% reduction in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 2015. There are three types of grants available:

1. technical assistance for applicants to conduct energy audits;
2. funds to implement recommended energy saving upgrades and retrofits to facilities and/or equipment;
3. funds to conduct public education and outreach activities that result in direct energy savings by their target audience.

Proposals for upgrades and retrofits may include:
 Installation of insulation;
 Installation of efficient lighting,
 HVAC upgrades,
 High efficiency shower/faucet upgrades,
 Weather sealing,
 Purchase and installation of Energy Star appliances,
 Replacement of doors and windows, and
 Installation of solar powered, high efficiency appliances (this is different than renewable energy generation
devices such as photovoltaic panels).

Proposals for public education and outreach activities may include:
 Design and operation of energy efficiency and conservation programs,
 Identification of effective methods for achieving maximum participation and efficiency rates,
 Public education,
 Measurement and verification protocols, and
 Identification of energy efficient technologies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124101

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000 maximum

Term of Contract:

24 weeks


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

located in Baltimore City
must primarily serve Baltimore City populations

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will only be accepted electronically.
Email to Katie Igrec Lima at

For grant requests or $25,000 or more, please explain how certified minority and women-owned business enterprises will be involved in the execution of the project. A list of certified minority/women business enterprises can be found at In some instances, based on the proposal, a waiver may be granted because of the nature of specialty work, the lack of availability of MBE/WBEs to perform the work, etc. If a proposer thinks that it is impossible to utilize MBE/WBEs, an explanation must be included to support that position.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Katie Igrec Lima
Baltimore Office of Sustainability
phone: 410-396-4556

Sam Grillo
Baltimore Department of General Services
Energy Division
phone: 443-794-2371

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Baltimore

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland