The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is excited to announce the Fiscal Year 2018
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.
The FY 2018 Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program application period has closed. Please check back in Spring of 2018 for information on the FY 2019 program updates.
The Maryland Energy Administrations (MEA) Offshore Wind
Business Development Grant Program (Fiscal Year 2018) 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. MEA has requested $600,000 be made available for
the Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2018. MEA
will initially reserve $200,000 of total grant funding for AOI 1 and $400,000
of total grant funding for AOI 2. MEA reserves the right to redistribute
reserved grant funding between the AOIs as needed.
MEA will consider applications in the two following Areas of
AOI 1: Market Entry Assistance
AOI 2: Capital Expenditures and Facilities Upgrades>
Fiscal Year 2018 program is anticipated to be announced
March 2017: Fiscal Year 2018 program is anticipated to be announced
September 1, 2017: Applications due by 12:00 pm to
October 2017: Applicants deemed eligible
for further consideration may be invited for in-person presentations, subject
to funding availability
December 2017: Target for grant award announcements
February 2018: Target date for having grant agreements signed (projects begin)
OSW Business Program Application - FINAL
OSW Business Program FOA - FINAL
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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