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  • SHORE UP, Office of Home Energy Program, Somerset County

    Agency: SHORE UP

    UTILITY BILL PAYMENT ASSISTANCE: 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.

    -Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP): Provides assistance grants to help residents with home heating bills. Payments are made directly to the fuel supplier and utility company on customers behalf.

    -Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP): Assists with electric utility bill payment. 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 benefit for past due bill payments.

    -Furnaces: Limited funds are available for clients to be referred to the weatherization office for furnace repair, replacement and/or other weatherization procedures.

    MEAP income eligibility
    ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
    GROSS INCOME                  
                    Monthly              Annually
    1            $1,861.00           $22,332.00
    2            $2,515.00           $30,180.00
    3            $3,168.00           $38,016.00
    4            $3,821.00           $45,852.00
    5            $4,475.00           $53,700.00
    6            $5,128.00           $61,536.00
    7            $5,781.00           $69,732.00
    8            $6,435.00           $77,220.00

    FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $654 monthly; $7,848 annually

    If a caller is slightly over the Maximum Monthly Income Standards, lives on a fixed income, and has significant out of pocket medical expenses, they may still qualify for OHEP programs (MEAP & EUSP) by asking for a medical waiver. The OHEP worker would be able to assist them with this.

    • 12409 Loretta Road
      Princess Anne, MD 21853

    Agency: SHORE UP

    Languages Available: Accommodations possible.

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: See notes.

    Areas Served:
    • Somerset County

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