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  • Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Office of Home Energy Programs

    Agency: Baltimore County Department of Social Services

    -Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP): Provides MEAP 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. 

    -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.

    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, 2019-June 30, 2020
    GROSS INCOME                  
                    Monthly              Annually
    1              $1,821              $21,858
    2              $2,466              $29,593
    3              $3,111               $37,328
    4              $3,755              $45,063
    5              $4,400              $52,798
    6              $5,044              $60,533
    7              $5,689              $68,268
    8              $6,334              $76,003
    For Each Additional Person, Add $645 monthly, $7,740 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/mortgage statement. Applicants can apply 8AM-2PM to see a caseworker, and 8AM-4:30PM to drop off paperwork.

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

    Agency: Baltimore County Department of Social Services

    Languages Available: Accommodations possible.

    Payment Description: See notes.

    Intake and Eligibility: See notes.

    Areas Served:
    • Baltimore County

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