The Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) is providing the FY18 Commercial & Industrial Grant Program (“C&I Program,” “the Program”) to support improving the energy efficiency and reducing the energy costs of enterprises in Maryland’s commercial and industrial sector. Up to $1 million is available in funding.
The Application Period for the FY18 C&I Program has closed.
Applications were due on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. EST. All applications are now being reviewed, with Grant Announcements expected in January 2018.
The following information is provided for informational purposes.
The C&I Program provides grant awards to commercial, industrial, and nonprofit enterprises in Maryland’s commercial and industrial sector to assist with energy efficiency projects that will reduce their electricity consumption by at least 15%.
Examples of possible energy efficiency measures include but are not limited to the following:
The FY18 C&I Program has been allocated $1 million, subject to funding availability, from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (“SEIF”). Eligible projects must cost at least $20,000 before the deduction of leveraged funds (rebates, incentives, etc.). Award amounts will be calculated at rates based upon three (3) tiers of electricity savings:
In order to qualify for consideration under the C&I Program, Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Applicants must meet all other requirements detailed by the FY18 C&I Grant Program Application Information and Requirements (see section "How to Apply") document.
**The Application Period for the FY18 C&I Program has closed. Applications were due on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. EST. All applications are now being reviewed, and Grant Announcements are expected in January 2018.**
The following information is provided for informational purposes only.
Update (October 17, 2017): The PDF FY18 C&I Application documents (Application Part 1, Application Part 2, and Multi-Site Addendum) have been replaced with Microsoft Word versions due to technical issues experienced with the PDF versions by applicants. All information captured on the Word versions is exactly the same as the information captured on the PDF documents. If you have already completed the PDF application forms, you can still submit them – you do not need to fill out a new application in the Word versions. Additionally, there was an error on page 5 of the PDF application that incorrectly stated that “Grants shall not exceed more than 25% of Applicant’s net cost.” This has been removed. Applicants should refer to the incentive amounts detailed in the Available Funding & Grant Amounts section above or in the FY18 C&I Application Information document below for information on how grants are calculated.
Applicants must first read the FY18 C&I Application Information and Requirements document.
Next, download and complete the FY18 C&I Application – Part 1 of 2 .
Applicants must then download and complete the FY18 C&I Application – Part 2 of 2 . If the proposed project will involve more than one (1) project site, a separate copy of the FY18 C&I Application – Part 2 of 2 must be completed for each site, and Applicants must also download and complete the Multi-site Addendum .
Please note, all applications must include the Electric Utility Data Addendum, which can be found here.
Once all required documents have been completed and all required application attachments have been acquired, submit the entire application package to MEACIProgram@sra.com. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Applicants may alternatively submit their applications via mail or hand-deliver them to MEA by the due date, but they are strongly encouraged to submit them electronically. If mailing or hand-delivering, applications should be sent to MEA at the following address:Maryland Energy AdministrationAttn: C&I Grant Program – Application1800 Washington Blvd. Suite 755Baltimore, MD 21230
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