Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Grant Launches New $6.5 Million Cycle
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Kaymie Owen, CMP, Maryland Energy Administration
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Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is proud to launch the Fiscal Year 2021 Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency grant with $6.5 million in available funding. This grant supports local governments and nonprofits by funding energy efficiency projects specifically designed to serve low-to-moderate income Marylanders. This is a competitive program, which accounts for the regional distribution of low-to-moderate income homes throughout the state, to ensure equitable distribution. Applications are available on the program web page and are due by October 1, 2020.
“This energy efficiency program improves the health and safety of Marylanders who are most in need,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration is proud to support this innovative program, which maximizes the ability of the state government to partner with businesses and nonprofits to create jobs and help low-to-moderate income communities thrive.”
“Reducing utility bills for low income Maryland residents, while simultaneously supporting local businesses, and nonprofits is a perfect collaboration for the state,” said Mary Beth Tung, MEA Director. “Last year’s program is anticipated to ultimately fund energy upgrades for more than 700 homes across the state, and we are eager to see who we can help this year.”
Established in 2010, the Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency grant program encourages innovative ideas directed at helping communities, neighborhoods, or entire buildings take advantage of economies of scale. Funding is made possible by the Strategic Energy Investment Fund and subject to availability. Projects are submitted by nonprofit organizations and local governments that work directly with residents in need. For more information on this or past programs, please visit the grant page online. For general information on MEA and all our offerings, visit Energy.Maryland.gov.
The mission of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is to promote affordable, reliable and cleaner energy for the benefit of all Marylanders. To achieve its mission, MEA advises the Governor and General Assembly on matters relating to energy policy. MEA administers grant and loan programs to encourage clean energy technologies in all sectors of Maryland’s economy: residential, commercial, agricultural, and transportation. For more information about the Maryland Energy Administration, visit www.energy.maryland.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.