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Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Grant Program

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Businesses, Schools, IHEs,
and Farms to Retrofit Buildings for Energy Efficiency

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Maryland Energy Administration

Deadline Date:

01/12/21 11:59 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to Maryland businesses, nonprofits, farms, private schools, and private or community IHEs to reduce utility costs and improve the energy efficiency of existing or planned facilities. Funding is intended for projects in agriculture, business, or manufacturing for activities that will result in at least 18% reduced energy consumption in the facility.

The FY21 program will be divided into three separate application periods to best support energy efficiency projects for agriculture, manufacturing, and businesses that may be in varying planning stages or at various stages of readiness due to COVID-19. 

Examples of possible energy efficiency measures include but are not limited to the following:

  • Building insulation and envelope improvements
  • Lighting and Controls
  • Motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades
  • Refrigeration
  • Retro-commissioning or recommissioning
  • Energy data analytics and operational changes to improve energy efficiency

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164062

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,650,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- $550,000 is available for applications received in application period 1 from July 10 – September 10, 2020.

- $550,000 is available for applications received in application period 2 from September 11 –November 11, 2020.

- $550,000 is available for applications received in application period 3 from November 12 –January 12, 2021.

Eligible projects must cost at least $20,000 before the deduction of leveraged funds (rebates, incentives, etc.). ​Based upon the type of project, where “project” refers to the eligible energy efficiency measures for which an application has been submitted to the FY21 CI&A Program and selected for an award, incentive amounts will be calculated as follows:

Existing Facilities: Up to 50% of the Net Project Cost (defined as Total Cost minus all other incentives, rebates, and leveraged funds), or $200,000, whichever is lower. If a project is making improvements at multiple facilities, the total award for all facilities under the CI&A program cannot exceed $200,000.

To-be-constructed Facilities: Up to 50% of the Net Project Incremental Cost (defined as Total Cost minus all other incentives, rebates, and leveraged funds AND the cost of energy code-minimum technology, equipment, or building materials/envelope measures), or $200,000, whichever is lower. If a project consists of multiple facilities, the total award for all facilities under the CI&A program cannot exceed $200,000.

Term of Contract:

The project must be completed within eighteen (18) months of the execution of a Grant Agreement with MEA.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The FY21 CI&A Program is open to the following Maryland entities:
- Businesses (registered corporations, LLPs, LLCs, GPs, etc.)
- Manufacturers & Other Industrial Entities
- Farms and Businesses in the Agricultural Sector
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Private Schools (Pre-K, K - 12)
- Community and Privately-owned Colleges and Universities​

More information about eligible applicants can be found at the URL for Full Text.

Ineligible Entities:
- Data Centers (MEA provides energy efficiency incentives for data centers through its Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant Program)
- Public Schools (Public schools are eligible to apply for low-interest loans for energy efficiency projects through MEA’s Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program)
- Local Governments (Local government entities can participate in MEA’s Maryland SmartEnergy Communities program​)
- A contractor designing and/or performing the energy efficiency project installations may not apply for a grant to be installed on a client’s facility

Renewable energy measures are not eligible for funding under the CI&A Program.

Pre-Application Information:

The FY21 CI&A Program will be split into three consecutive competitive Application Periods. Open and close dates are as follows:

Application Period 1: July 10 – September 10, 2020. Applications are due by 11:59 P.M. on September 10th. Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis by an Evaluation Team. Award announcements will be made as applications are competitively selected for award.

Application Period 2: September 11 – November 11, 2020. Applications are due by 11:59 P.M. on November 11th. Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis by an Evaluation Team. Award announcements will be made as applications are competitively selected for award.

Application Period 3: November 12 – January 12, 2021. Applications are due by 11:59 P.M. on January 12th. Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis by an Evaluation Team. Award announcements will be made as applications are competitively selected for award.​

Contact Information:

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

Next, send the completed Application Form and necessary supporting documentation to ci.mea@maryland.gov with the name of the Applicant Organization and “FY21 CI&A Application.” For example: “Caitlin’s Kayak Company FY21 CI&A Application.”

Caitlin Madera, CI&A Program Manager
(410)-537-4074

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