OVERVIEW: Provides eligible families, renters, boarders and homeowner's financial assistance with heating, utilities, and weatherization of their homes. Assistance various depending upon need. See below for eligibility and application requirements.
1) MEAP (Maryland Energy Assistance Program): Offers assistance with heating bill in the winter and is based on the type of fuel used, household size, household income and annual consumption.
2) EUSP (Electrical Universal Service Program): Offers year round assists with electric utility bill payments. Client is required to have bill in his/her own name and be on a monthly budget billing plan. Some funds are available for a one time only benefits for past due bill payments.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits.
MEAP income eligibility
ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
1 $1,821.00 $21,858.00
2 $2,466.00 $29,593.00
3 $3,111.00 $37,328.00
4 $3,755.00 $45,063.00
5 $4,400.00 $52,798.00
6 $5,044.00 $60,533.00
7 $5,689.00 $68,268.00
8 $6,334.00 $76,003.00
For Each Additional Person, ADD $645.00 monthly; $7740.00 annually
APPLICATION: Must have original copy of drivers licenses of adults and social security cards for each person living in the household (including children), proof of residence, proof of household's total gross income for 30 days prior to application date (from all sources), name of home energy supplier and account number, a copy of the most recent utility bill and a copy of the lease (if renting).
3) WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Offers limited financial assistance for furnace repair, replacement and other weatherization procedures.
Grantsville Outreach Center