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14.26.04.00.htm 14.26.04.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 26 MARYLAND ENERGY ADMINISTRATION Chapter 04 Clean Energy Grant Program Authority: State Government Article, §9-20B-01 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland
14.26.04.01.htm 14.26.04.01. 01 Purpose and Scope.. This chapter establishes and implements the Clean Energy Grant Program, a comprehensive grant program part of the Administration’s Strategic Energy Investment Program authorized under State Government Article, §9-20B-01 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland. The Clean Energy Grant Program replaces regulations issued pursuant to State Government Article, §9-2007 and 9-2008, Annotated Code of Maryland, for solar and geothermal grants. The program offe
14.26.04.02.htm 14.26.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Administration” means Maryland Energy Administration.. 2) “Applicant” means a homeowner, business, nonprofit organization, or State or local government that has applied directly or through an installation contractor to the Administration for a Clean Energy Grant.3) Clean Energy Conversion Systems.. a) “Clean energy conversion system” means a commercially available technolo
14.26.04.03.htm 14.26.04.03. 03 Legal Provisions Governing Clean Energy Grants.. A. To the extent that the Clean Energy Grant Program is funded with proceeds derived by the sale of allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the provisions and limitations applicable to the Strategic Energy Investment Program and the Fund, as set forth in State Government Article, §9-20B-05, Annotated Code of Maryland, apply to a Clean Energy Grant issued under this chapter.B. To the extent that the
14.26.04.04.htm 14.26.04.04. 04 Grant Eligibility.. A. Consistent with the substantive and procedural requirements of this chapter, the Administration shall issue a Residential Clean Energy Grant or Commercial Clean Energy Grant to an applicant for a project if the Administration determines:1) The applicant is a party eligible to receive a Clean Energy Grant pursuant to Regulation .05 of this chapter;2) The installed system is located on an eligible property pursuant to Regulation .06 of this chapter; and
14.26.04.05.htm 14.26.04.05. 05 Eligible Parties.. A. A party is eligible is to receive a Clean Energy Grant if the party is:. 1) An owner of a residential property that is:. a) Located in the State; and. b) The primary residence of the owner of the residential property at the time of application;. 2) A business that is:. a) Incorporated or registered to do business in the State; and. b) In good standing with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation;.
14.26.04.06.htm 14.26.04.06. 06 Eligible Properties.. A. To be eligible for a Clean Energy Grant, a clean energy conversion system must be installed on:. 1) A single-family home that serves as the primary residence of the applicant;. 2) A multifamily property or mixed use facility that contains a residential unit that serves as the primary residence of the applicant; or3) A commercial property, industrial property, government property, multifamily building, or mixed use facility that is:
14.26.04.07.htm 14.26.04.07. 07 Eligible Clean Energy Conversion Systems.. A. To be eligible for a Clean Energy Grant, a clean energy conversion system must:. 1) Be installed in a standalone project that has not previously received a Clean Energy Grant;. 2) Meet a minimum size of 1 kW(e). 3) Meet all applicable safety and technical standards; and. 4) Where required, be approved or certified by a recognized national testing laboratory..
14.26.04.08.htm 14.26.04.08. 08 Grant Amounts.. A. The type of application, including whether the application is for a Residential Clean Energy Grant or a Commercial Clean Energy Grant;B. The fiscal year;. C. The type of clean energy conversion system;. D. The type of property;. E. The category of applicant;. F. Project configuration;. G. Project ownership;. H. Commercial availability;. I. The ability of the Administration to maximize the use of and attain optimal benefit from available funds; and
14.26.04.09.htm 14.26.04.09. 09 Notice of Grant Availability.. A. The Administration shall issue a notice of grant availability which shall set forth the amount of funding determined pursuant to Regulation .08 of this chapter for each category of Clean Energy Grant offered by the Administration in a grant cycle.B. The Administration shall set a grant cycle at least once prior to the beginning of each fiscal year or as soon as practicable thereafter, based on available funding and annual funding priorities.
14.26.04.10.htm 14.26.04.10. 10 Grant Application Process.. A. For Residential Clean Energy Grant application:. 1) The Administration shall publish an application that sets forth an application process determined appropriate by the Administration;2) Each application package shall contain supporting documentation including, but not limited to:. a) For Maryland residents applying for grants, proof of Maryland residency in the form of a State-issued driver’s license or other form of proof deeme
14.26.04.11.htm 14.26.04.11. 11 Grant Approval Process.. A. For applications for recognized, clean energy conversion systems, the Administration shall:. 1) Determine whether the application is complete and all supporting documentation pertaining to the project has been provided by the applicant; and2) Determine whether the applicant is eligible to receive a Residential Clean Energy Grant or Commercial Clean Energy Grant pursuant to the:a) Requirements of Regulation .04 of this chapter; and.
14.26.04.12.htm 14.26.04.12. 12 Applicant Responsibilities.. A. Grant applicants and recipients shall provide in a timely manner all information the Administration deems necessary to process and evaluate the application, including information as to the performance of the clean energy conversion system.B. Applicants and recipients may not knowingly make or cause to be made any false statement or report in any document required to be furnished to the Administration for the purpose of influencing any
14.26.04.13.htm 14.26.04.13. 13 Program Administration.. The Administration may suspend the Clean Energy Grant Program in the event of a deficiency of remaining funds allocated to the Clean Energy Grant Program.
14.26.04.9999.htm 14.26.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 adopted as an emergency provision effective January 1, 2005 (31:23 Md. R. 1649) adopted permanently effective January 6, 2005 (31:26 Md. R. 1865)Regulation .02B amended as an emergency provision effective July 1, 2008 (35:15 Md. R. 1345) emergency action expired effective December 28, 2008Regulation .04 amended as an emergency provision effective July 1, 2008 (35:15 Md. R. 1345) emergency action expired effectiv
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