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Maryland Smart Energy Communities Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Above: A Chevrolet Bolt EV purchased for the City of Frostburg’s Police Department.

During Clean Energy Week MEA launched the Maryland Smart Energy Communities Program (MSEC) for FY22. 

Now in its 10th year, the MSEC program is open to any incorporated town, city, municipal or county government in Maryland. The program supports​ local governments as they adopt smart-energy policies and commit to them for the long term. Communities will benefit from sustained reduction of energy usage, cost savings, and additional opportunities for renewable energy development.​  Local governments participating in this program are eligible for grants to help implement the projects they identify to advance progress towards their policy commitments. 

In FY21 the MSEC program awarded more than $750,000 to 16 grantees to assist in funding 22 energy projects that will result in significant cost savings and stimulate economic activity. For more information click here.

The FY22 program has a total anticipated budget of $1,030,000, that will be available for projects involving energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation fuel-reduction. Please go to the MSEC web page for full program information and application materials. 

Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Projects must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered for award funding. Please contact the Program Manager, Briggs Cunningham, at or via phone at (410) 537.4070 with any questions or concerns regarding eligibility or application requirements.


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