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  • Maryland Department of Human Services, Office of Home Energy Programs

    Agency: Maryland Department of Human Services

    OVERVIEW: Assists individuals with energy assistance programs, referrals for furnace repairs and reporting fraud. 

    1) OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS: **MEAP applications must be received BY MAY 31st to count for FY20. Application MUST be COMPLETE, if required documentation is missing it will be processed after July 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted June 1 to June 30th will be for FY21. OHEP will be able to give out 55 day extensions starting June 3rd and commit grants to BGE as of June 17th. Applications processed in June will count for FY21.**
    Provides MEAP and EUSP grants to eligible families, renters, roomers, boarders, and homeowners toward the cost of heating in the winter and electricity year round. Grant is based on the type of fuel used, household size, household income and annual consumption. 

    2) ELECTRICAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM (EUSP): Assists with electric utility bill payment. Some funds are available for a one time only benefit for past due bill payments.

    3) FURNACES: Offers limited funds when available for clients to be referred to the weatherization office for furnace repair, replacement and/or other weatherization procedures.

    4) FRAUD: Assists individuals with reporting fraud. 

    Applicants can check the status of their submitted MEAP application by visiting

    • Constituent Services:
      • 800-332-6347
    • To Report Fraud:
      • 443-378-4000
    • Fax:
      • 410-333-0079
    • TTY:
      • 800-925-4434
    • Toll-Free:
      • 800-352-1446
    • Main Contact:
    • Website:

    • 311 West Saratoga Street
      Baltimore, MD 21201-3521

    Agency: Maryland Department of Human Services

    Languages Available: Spanish applications and brochures.

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: To qualify for EUSP grant, bill must be in applicants name and applicant must be on a monthly budget billing plan. <br />ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 <br />GROSS INCOME                   <br />                Monthly               <br />1              $1,861              <br />2              $2,515              <br />3              $3,168              <br />4              $3,821              <br />5              $4,475              <br />6              $5,128              <br />7              $5,781              <br />8              $6,435              <br />For each additional person, add $654 monthly

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