EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program

2015 Showcasing

Click here to read about LMI collaborating with ACDS Brings Comfort, Cost Savings to Annapolis Apartments
Click here to read about LMI in action at Civic Works: Serving Communities through Energy Efficiency
Click here​ to read about LMI partnering with GHHI Improves Homes and Children’s Health

FY16 Update: We are pleased to announce the fiscal year 2016 (FY16) EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Grant program. As in previous years, the program will make grants available to non-profits and local governments to enable them to implement energy efficiency projects that benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders. In FY16, the program is intended to be funded at approximately $9M. Please check back here often for updates, including a funding opportunity announcement with more detail and information on how to apply. 

For information about the FY2016 Low to Moderate Income Grant Program, please click here.

The Maryland Energy Administration is offering two platforms for the EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program in fiscal year 2015. With a budget of up to $9 million, subject to funding availability, the platforms are designed to support energy efficiency and conservation programs, projects, or activities and demand response programs for low-to-moderate income Marylanders.


LMI 2015 Program Outcomes


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The reduced carbon dioxide is equivalent to the avoided emissions from providing electricity to 509 Maryland homes for one year!


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Monthly Energy Metrics Worksheet

f selected for an award, Grantees will be required to complete a monthly energy metrics worksheet. The information submitted on this worksheet will enable MEA to estimate the energy savings associated with each project and count these energy savings towards the state's energy goals. Prior to applying, MEA recommends that each applicant review the Monthly Energy Metrics Worksheet to fully understand the energy reporting requirements of this grant program.

Additional Information

If you have questions related to either platform of the EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate Grant Program, contact Dean Fisher (dean.fisher@maryland.gov or 410-260-2605).

Get more information about our past cycle​ of this program.​
Low to Moderate Income 2014