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MEA Announces FY22 Low Income Solar Grant Program Reopens for Round 2

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the reopening of the FY22 Low Income (LI) Solar Grant Program. The pilot program  will support the design and installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems for a limited number of households that have received an energy audit and significant energy efficiency upgrades as part of MEA’s Low-to-Moderate Income Energy Efficiency (LMI EE) Grant Program. 

This innovative program builds upon the community organization, nonprofit and local government capacity to deliver energy improvements developed under MEA’s long standing LMI EE program, and adds access to clean energy, further expanding the annual energy cost savings realized by participating LI homeowners. 

An additional $1 million was added to the program bringing the total program budget to $1.5 million. 

MEA anticipates issuing awards for up to 100% of the PV solar system design and installation costs, which may include limited funding for roof repair or replacement in the vicinity of the solar array, structural support of the roof (as needed), and mold remediation in areas needed to support the installation of the solar array and supporting equipment. 

Projects must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered for funding. Full program information and application materials can be found in the pilot program’s Funding Opportunity Announcement

Applications are available on the MEA website and will be accepted on a competitive basis until 5 p.m. April 20, 2022.

Please contact Abigail Antonini at or (410) 537-4064 (office) or (410) 371-6381 regarding application requirements or eligibility.