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Maryland Energy Administration Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the opening of the Fiscal Year 2022 Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural Competitive Grant Program on July 27, 2021. 

MEA is providing the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural (CI&A) Grant Program to Maryland businesses, industry, farms, and other agricultural entities for implementing energy-efficiency improvement projects to their facilities. 

The FY22 program has a total budget of $3,350,000, that will be divided into two separate application periods to accommodate energy efficiency projects that may be in varying planning stages for agriculture, manufacturing and businesses. Grant assistance is available in two distinct Areas of Interest (AOI): AOI 1, Commercial and Industrial sector entities and AOI 2, Agricultural Entities. The FY22 CI&A Program funding is available for projects that increase the energy efficiency of electric and non-electric fuel consumption of existing facilities or dedicated spaces within facilities. 

Applications for Round 1 will be accepted until Monday, October 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Projects must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered for award funding. Full program information and application materials can be found in the program’s Funding Opportunity Announcement. Please contact Program Manager, Cait Whiteleather, at or via phone at (410) 913-7537 with any questions or concerns regarding eligibility or application requirements.

The CI&A program continues the legacy established by the Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program that  was dedicated in the memory of Kathleen Arlee “Kathy” Petry​ Mathias of Ocean City, who passed away August 15, 2011 after a battle with cancer. The wife of Maryland State Senator James N. Mathias Jr., Kathy was an inexhaustible advocate for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and its farming community. Energy efficiency support for Maryland agriculture businesses continues as an integral part of the CI&A program.  ​To learn about past projects funded by the Kathleen A.P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program, please visit this page.


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