The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is excited to announce the Fiscal Year 2019
Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program. The Program supports
Maryland’s emerging businesses, including minority owned emerging businesses
looking to participate in the global offshore wind industry. MEA seeks to
jumpstart Maryland’s offshore wind supply chain by providing grant funding to
help offset upfront barrier costs in two key areas: market entry assistance and capital expenditures & facilities upgrades. Please read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for additional information before starting your application.
The Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program utilizes an online application. Click the link below to beging your application.
The Maryland Energy Administrations (MEA) Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program (Fiscal Year 2019) will provide grant funding on a competitive basis to help defray barrier entry costs of Maryland’s emerging businesses; including minority owned emerging businesses entering the global offshore wind industry. The Program has a budget of $1.2 million for Fiscal Year 2019. MEA will initially reserve $200,000 of total grant funding for AOI 1 and $1 million of total grant funding for AOI 2. MEA reserves the right to redistribute reserved grant funding between the AOIs as needed. Please read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for additional information before starting your application.
MEA will consider applications in the two following Areas of Interest (AOI):
AOI 1: Market Entry Assistance
AOI 2: Capital Expenditures and Facilities Upgrades
The following timeline applies to the Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program:
May 2018: Fiscal Year 2019 program announcement expected
August 1, 2018: The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 pm EST
September 2018: Competitve Applicants deemed eligible for further consideration may be invited for in-person presentations
December 2018: Target for grant award announcements
February 2019: Target date for having grant agreements signed (projects begin)
The Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program utilizes an online application. Please review the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) document for a complete overview of the program including eligibility, application requirements, and general terms & conditions before submitting an application.
Click the link below to begin your application.
FY 2019 OSW Business Development Grant Program FOA
Personal Net Worth (PNW) Statement Form
Guidelines for Completing a PNW Statement
FY 2018 Offshore Wind Grant Report Documents
Attachment B - Quarterly Progress Report
Milestone 1 - Groundbreaking Report and Invoice
Milestone 2 - Completion Report and Invoice
MEA has compiled a number of useful resources that will help you understand the basics of wind energy, deployment of small & community scale wind projects, Maryland’s offshore wind developments, and how you can plan a career in the wind energy industry.
Land Based Wind
Wind Energy Resources
Maryland Department of Commerce Financial Incentives for Businesses
Maryland Offshore Workforce Development Grant Program
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Maryland Governor's Grants Office
For questions, suggestions, or more information, please contact Samuel Beirne via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (410) 537-4090.
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