State and Local Incentives

Please note, the Maryland Energy Administration is currently developing our suite of fiscal year 2021 programs which will be launched as they are developed. For updates, please email us to join our newsletter, follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn) or bookmark this page or our News page. All programs are subject to available funds.​

Grants & Loans

Resilient Maryland Program Provides Grants for the planning and design of Community/Campus Microgrids, Resilient Facility Power Systems, advanced Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, and distributed generation systems at Resiliency Hubs.
Commerci​al Clean Energy Grant Program​ ​Receive financial assistance to install solar photovoltaic, solar photovoltaic canopy, solar water heating, geothermal heat pump, and wind turbine systems.
​Community College ENERGY-TO-CASH Program​ ​Provides technical, procurement, and financial support to Maryland community colleges seeking to optimize their utility expenses.  Participants will conduct an energy audit that depicts actionable investments and management initiatives.​
Community Wind Grant Program ​Offers Maryland non-profits the opportunity to install and manage their own wind energy systems. Inactive program ​
Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Grant​​
​Local governments and non-profits can apply for competitive grants to enable energy efficiency projects that benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders.
Combined Heat and Power Grant Program (CHP) ​Incentives for CHP projects in commercial, industrial, institutional, and critical infrastructure facilities.
Energy Performance Contracting Assistance Program (EPCAP)- INACTIVE ​MEA provides technical assistance and "owner's agent" services to local governments and public housing authorities to identify the feasibility and aide in the implementation of energy performance contracts for buildings.
Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program ​Apply for a loan to identify and install energy conservation improvements. Beginning in FY20: Lawton loans are available to State agencies and supplants the now-closed State Agency Loan Program (SALP).
Maryland Energy Infrastructure Program (MEIP)​ Programs designed to expand natural gas options to Maryland.
Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC)
​After adopting energy policies focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation fuels, participating local governments are eligible for grant funding that supports energy projects in their communities.
Net Zero Energy School Initiative Grant Program (NZEGPS)
MEA will provide grants to Local Education Agencies within the BGE Service Territory to design and construct Net-Zero Energy Schools.
​​​Public Facility Solar Grant Program​ ​​​Program provides grants to public organizations for the installation of solar PV systems on existing infrastructure.
​​​Resiliency Hubs​ ​​​Program serves low-to-moderate income residents by providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy during power outages.

State Agency Loan Program (SALP)

​Closed as of the end of FY19. State agencies are still offered zero-percent loans via the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program.
Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program ​Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program (Fiscal Year 2018) will provide grant funding on a competitive basis to ensure Maryland has a ready and able workforce capable of contributing to the construction, installation, and operations & maintenance of an offshore wind energy project.