Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Program Available

Last Updated on Apr 23, 2015 at 1:33pm | Energy

To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for clean burning wood stoves that displace electric or non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old wood stoves. After the successes of the Wood Stove Grant pilot in the 2012-2013 heating season, MEA has indefinitely extended the program, while increasing each qualified grant by $100. To ensure you qualify, please closely review the programmatic guidelines.

Programmatic Highlights:
 
   ♦ Qualified wood stove grants are up to $500; the Qualified pellet stove grants are up to $700.
   ♦ The stove must be installed at a primary Maryland residence.
   ♦ The stove must displace electric or non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old uncertified wood stoves.
   ♦ A property may not receive more than one grant per technology per fiscal year.
   ♦ MEA cannot offer grants to a property held in trust.
 
Eligible wood stoves must meet both of the following requirements:
 
   ♦ Wood stoves must be EPA Certified (approved stove list) and emit no more than 3 grams of particulate matter (PM)/hr.
   ♦ Pellet stoves must meet Washington Emission Standards (approved stove list) and emit no more than 2 grams of particulate matter.
 
Programmatic Updates from your Feedback:
 
   ♦ You can now self-install a stove, as long as it is inspected by the local permitting office or your insurance provider and a letter from the
      inspector noting that it has been safely installed is submitted.
   ♦ You can now replace a non-qualifying woodstove for a qualifying woodstove and receive a grant. Just ensure that the stove meets
      all of the regulations outlined on the program page
 
All of these requirements can be found on the woodstove program page.

For additional questions, please write to cegp@energy.state.md.us.