OVERVIEW: Offers several energy programs to Montgomery County residents.
1) OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS: 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) EUSP (Electrical Universal Service Program): 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.
3) FURNACES: Limited funds are available for clients to be referred to the weatherization office for furnace repair, replacement and/or other weatherization procedures.
4) WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: (See separate listing.)
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits:
GROSS INCOME (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019)
1 $1,770.00 $21,245.00
2 $2,400.00 $28,805.00
3 $3,030.00 $36,365.00
4 $3,660.00 $43,925.00
5 $4,290.00 $51,485.00
6 $4,920.00 $59,045.00
FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $630.00 monthly; $7,560.00 annually.
APPLICATION: Need to submit a copy of photo identity, proof of residence, copies of Social Security cards for all household members (including children), 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.
COVID-19 PROCEDURE: Clients can apply for OHEP by calling 240-777-4450, however, the office is closed to the public. Paper applications and a drop box are available at 1301 Piccard Drive, 4th floor. Call 240-777-4550 for information or an application. Clients must turn in complete OHEP applications by May 31st to have their applications counted for this year, FY ‘20. If their application is not complete, it will count for FY ‘21. Applications received between June 1st and June 31st will process immediately, but count for FY ‘21. Clients can use this link to apply for OHEP and upload their documents:http://dhs.maryland.gov/office-of-home-energy-programs/local-home-energy-program-office/ . If clients forget documents, they can also email or mail them to their appropriate jurisdictions (emails can be found in this link as well).
- 1301 Piccard Drive
- 4th Floor, Suite 4200
- Rockville, MD
- Inside Montgomery County
Outside Montgomery County: