What are the steps to applying for a grant in the Clean Energy Program?
The first step is selecting your contractor to schedule to perform the energy audit (and potentially the actual work) on your home as part of the EmPOWER Maryland participation requirement.
Pepco customers: refer to a list of 30+ pre-approved contractors. The list can be viewed here: https://homeenergysavings.pepco.com/home-performance-with-energy-star-program/overview/participating-contractors
Low-income residents: visit the Maryland DHCD website to pre-apply to schedule your energy audit to be performed.
2. Perform energy audit & receive audit report with prioritized list of measures (PLOM) for improvement recommendations from your selected contractor. This breaks down the recommended improvements and available rebates/discounts to make your home more energy-efficient, comfortable, healthy and safe. This will also provide you with a detailed report on the potential energy savings (kWh and $) you can enjoy by making the recommended improvements.
Homeowners elect the measures they want installed/upgraded to receive funding for and sign a proposal for the contractor to begin work.
3. Selected contractor completes proposed work on your home, install/implement recommended changes and should begin your application for a grant in the Clean Energy Program for you to sign, date and possibly request supporting documents. View our application to view all required documents.