The MEA EmPower Clean Energy (Weatherization) Grant is offered to qualifying homeowners who live in a single family, duplex or townhome. The grant is funded by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), in partnership with the non-profit Building Change Inc (formerly BCFF). MEA has awarded the non-profit BCFF $500,000 of Energy and Weatherization Grants for the Central Region of Maryland for the fiscal year 2020 (June 2020 to May 2021). Below is the chart for 2021.
If income qualified (see chart below) this grant will utilize funds to make improvements to your home to help reduce monthly utility bills, improve home comfort and home indoor air-quality, as well as eliminate some health and safety issues. An Energy Assessment is performed on the home to determine what upgrades can be done by the grant to lower the energy bills. Upgrades may include attic insulation, air-sealing, duct-sealing, replacement or repair to cooling and heating equipment or water heaters, or replacement of older, non-energy star appliances.
Once the affidavit is downloaded, filled in and signed, please submit it to BCFF by fax, email or mail with the first 2 pages of your Federal taxes (1040). Fax: 240‐786‐4186, email JF258@aol.com, or mail to 6852 Distribution Dr. Beltsville, MD 20705.
This grant is supported by the City of Rockville, Takoma Park and the Howard CAC. Click here is the latest revised application form.