Resources for Network Partners

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Participation as an Eligible Contractor for the BeSMART Program

The Department of Housing and Community Development welcomes all contractors who are licensed and insured to help our Maryland Homeowner Borrowers.

If your customer is financing their project through the BeSMART Program, we will ask for:

  • Your W-9 Form
  • A Certificate of Insurance (this can be generic - you do not need MD DHCD or the Borrower's name on it)
  • Your MD HVACR License or MHIC License​

Please email these to:

Please call Patrick Hall at 301-429-7528 with any questions about the program.

​EmPOWER Low Income Energy Efficiency Program Notices

Notice 02-14-01
Notice 10-13-09
Notice 10-13-10
Notice 08-13-06
Notice 07-13-02
Notice 07-13-05

Weatherization Assistance Program

Interested in Bidding on Weatherization Work?

If you are interested in providing weatherization services for low-income households, contact the Local Weatherization Agency​ that serves your county with the federally-funded Weatherization Assistance Program.           

Each subgrantee procures contractors to perform the weatherization services for eligible households. The link provides the name and contact information for each subgrantee. You are encouraged to contact as many weatherization subgrantees as you wish and bid for any counties you want to serve.           

The procurement process adheres to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations and provides for free and open competition in the procurement of weatherization services. If you have questions about the procurement process, timelines, or results, please contact your local subgrantee agency directly.           

Interested in Becoming a Local Weatherization Agency?

Requests for Applications (RFA) to be a weatherization service provider are conducted at least every 3 years and more frequently to ensure statewide service coverage. Program services are delivered through a statewide network of local service providers, referred to as “Local Weatherization Agencies (LWAs)” and/or “Subgrantees." Subgrantees include Community Action Agencies (CAA), other community-based not-for-profit organizations, and local governmental agencies.           

Applicants must provide proof with its Application that the following Minimum Qualifications have been met:           

  1. The Subgrantee must be a Community Action Agency (CAA), or other public or nonprofit entity as recognized by federal and State laws.
  2. Non-profit organizations must have an active board of directors and be organized in accordance with applicable laws of the State of Maryland.
  3. The Subgrantee must (1) be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM)​ before submitting its application; (2) provide a valid UEI number in its application; and (3) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active federal award or an application or plan under consideration for federal award.

When there is an active Request for Applications, notification will be posted on this web page.           

Additionally, DHCD distributes a mass email notification to its working list of vendors. If you would like to get on the vendor’s list please contact Saniya Mosley at           

Local Weatherization Agency Resources