Program Description: The Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) program from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is designed to support local governments as they voluntarily adopt sustainable, long-term energy policies that lead to reduced energy usage, cost savings, and additional opportunities for renewable energy development.
Program Purpose: The MSEC program serves several purposes: it assists municipal and county governments throughout Maryland as they participate in the State’s transition to affordable, clean and reliable energy; it supports those governments with grants for clean energy projects; it increases in-state renewable energy generation (that supports the State’s renewable portfolio standard goal and its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal); and, it supports the State’s goal for increasing the number of electric vehicles operating in state.
Type of Program: The MSEC program is a competitive grant program.
Program Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Nov. 15, 2022
Anticipated Program Budget: Maryland Energy Administration anticipates that up to $1,575,000 total will be available as follows: up to $1,280,000 for energy efficiency projects, up to $165,000 for Tier 1 renewable energy projects (solar), and up to $130,000 for transportation petroleum-reduction (electric vehicles) projects.
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For more information about the MSEC program, contact MEA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 443.694.3358 to speak with Briggs Cunningham, the MSEC program manager.