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MEA Announces Innovative and Novel Efforts Under the OPEN Energy Program


Contact: Jahmai Sharp-Moore | 443-694-3651

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) today announced the start of its Fiscal Year 2023 OPEN Energy Program. Earlier this year, MEA launched the OPEN Energy Program to provide an opportunity to receive and award proposals for energy projects and initiatives outside of the agency’s traditional suite of established programs. OPEN allows MEA to advance the state’s energy policy goals and objectives by providing grants for these unique efforts. 

This summer, four awards were given totaling $1.4 million in funding to help advance the state’s energy goals in innovative ways. 

“We have been excited by the interest in this program that allows nonprofits, local governments, and businesses to work outside of the box to educate and bring about new technologies that create alternative renewable energy sources and options,” said Dr. Mary Beth Tung, Director of MEA. 

Applications will be accepted, and eligible proposals will be considered, throughout the fiscal year as long as funds are available. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications no later than March 15, 2023, for best chance of consideration.

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