Maryland Energy Administration and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will this month hold two workshops on current offshore wind business and workforce development programs in the state of Maryland.
The first workshop will be held at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce in Salisbury on 9 August. The second workshop will take place at Humanim – Baltimore Headquarters (American Brewery) in Baltimore on 15 August.
The Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program supports Maryland’s emerging businesses, including minority owned emerging businesses looking to participate in the global offshore wind industry. Maryland Energy Administration seeks to jump-start Maryland’s offshore wind supply chain by providing grant funding to help offset upfront barrier costs in two key areas: market entry assistance and capital expenditures & facilities upgrades.
The Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program will provide grant funding on a competitive basis to ensure Maryland has a ready and able workforce capable of contributing to the construction, installation, and operations & maintenance of an offshore wind energy project. The program is open to businesses, including minority owned emerging businesses, non-profits, and State, local, and municipal governments and their agencies/institutions.