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2019 Kathleen A.P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Grant Program

Grants to Maryland Farms and Agricultural Businesses for
Equipment Upgrades for Efficient, Renewable Energy Use

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)

Conf. Date:

10/09/18

Deadline Date:

11/16/18 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Maryland farms and businesses in the agricultural sector to defray the cost of energy efficiency equipment upgrades. Examples of equipment that may be upgraded to be more energy efficient include lighting, heating and cooling systems, fans, insulation, and motor and control upgrades. To be eligible, applicants will need to implement a project costing at least $20,000 that saves money through the installation of energy efficiency measures.

Energy efficiency is simply using less energy to perform the same task. Agricultural buildings can become more energy efficient in a variety of ways. One possible energy efficiency measure involves replacing old and inefficient lighting, such as incandescent light bulbs and T12 linear fluorescent lamps, with LED, CFL bulbs, or more efficient linear fluorescent lamps (such as T5, or T8 lamps) and fixtures. Installing better insulation, more efficient heating and cooling systems, energy efficient fans, and motor and control upgrades are also potential energy efficiency measures to consider.

New construction for energy efficiency projects may be eligible for the Program. Incentives are capped at 50% of the incremental costs after available utility rebates (if available) are subtracted. Eligible new construction projects include equipment installed in the following situations:

- A facility where previously no comparable equipment was installed
- An expansion of an existing building
- An entirely new structure

Examples of new construction projects where a more efficient technology can be installed over a standard and less efficient technology include, but are not limited to:

- Evaporative fan controls for cold storage
- High efficiency scroll compressors
- LED lighting
- High efficiency boiler

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150566

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$175,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are provided at up to 50% of the total project cost for energy efficiency measures and shall not exceed $50,000.

Term of Contract:

This project can be completed and invoices can be submitted to MEA within the anticipated grant period occurring between approximately June 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020. All measures must be installed before August 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Farms and businesses in the agriculture sector may apply. Examples include, but are not limited to, dairy, orchard, poultry/egg, greenhouse, vegetable, animal, vineyard, grain dryer, processor, sawmill, and aquaculture.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) will hold one informational conference call on this grant program at ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018. For an invitation to the conference call, please contact David Giusti.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

For this schedule, MEA anticipates that the earliest grant funds will be available is May 2019.

You have the option of contacting MEA for technical assistance. MEA has created a document for requesting assistance with estimating energy savings. This assistance is available on a limited basis to assist you with determining whether your proposed project will potentially meet the Program’s requirements and will be available on a first come, first served basis. With this in mind, applicants are encouraged to request assistance early in the application cycle.

Each applicant is ultimately and solely responsible for their own application, and any reliance on advice from the MEA or its contractor is at the applicant’s sole discretion. If you utilize this resource for technical assistance, you must provide all of the necessary information at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

While it is permissible to install your projects incrementally, grantees receive payment only after installation and MEA inspection of all approved measures.

Contact Information:

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

Email the application to: MathiasAgProgram@icf.com

David Giusti
Email: david.giusti1@maryland.gov
Phone: 410-537-4072

Dean Fisher, Program Manager
dean.fisher@maryland.gov

Maryland Energy Administration
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 537-4000

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