Weatherization Grant Program

Are you having difficulty paying your energy bills? Does your home feel cold and drafty?

According to the US Department of Energy, "checking a home's insulation is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to use a whole-house approach to reduce energy waste and make the most of your energy dollars."

The MEA EmPower Clean Energy (Weatherization) Grant is offered to qualifying homeowners who live in a single family, duplex, mobile home/trailer or townhome. The grant is funded by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), in partnership with the non-profit Building Change Inc, a 501(c )(3) formerly known as BCFF. 

If income qualified, 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 Building Change by fax, email or mail with the first 2 pages only of your Federal taxes (1040).  Fax: 240‐786‐4186, email [email protected], or mail to 6852 Distribution Dr. Beltsville, MD 20705.  

This grant is supported by the MEA, DHCD, Municipal Collaboration, City of Rockville, Takoma Park, Howard County Public Schools, and the Howard CAC.  To download an application, go to .  

For more information, contact: Lt. (Ret) James (Jim) Flynn at 240-417-9098 or [email protected] Alison Miller at 301-908-4079 or [email protected]