OVERVIEW: Provides eligible families, renters, boarders and homeowner's financial assistance with heating, utilities, and provides referrals to the weatherization program for 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:
ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2010 -June 30, 2021
1 $1,861.00 $22,332.00
2 $2,515.00 $30,180.00
3 $3,169.00 $38,028.00
4 $3,823.00 $45,876.00
5 $4,477.00 $53,724.00
6 $5,131.00 $61,572.00
FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $654.00 monthly; $7,848.00 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 and a copy of the lease (if renting).
3) WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides referrals for limited financial assistance to have a complete energy audit, replacement and other weatherization procedures including air sealing, and additional insulation, may include furnace repair or replacement when necessary to help make your home or apartment more fuel efficient.
Agency: Washington County Community Action Council
Languages Available: American Sign Language, English
Payment Description: Free
Intake and Eligibility: Iindividuals and families in need of assisstance with utility bills. See notes for income guidelines.