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  • SHORE UP, Office of Home Energy Programs, Worcester County

    Agency: SHORE UP

    OVERVIEW: 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.

    SERVICES:
    1) 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 the customer's behalf.

    2) 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.

    3) 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 MEAP & EUSP by asking for a medical waiver. The OHEP worker would be able to assist them with this.

    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). To check the status of an application, clients can go online to MyOHEPstatus.org.



    • 6352 Worcester Highway
      Newark , MD 21841
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    Agency: SHORE UP

    Languages Available: Accommodations possible.

    Intake and Eligibility: See notes.

    Areas Served:
    • Worcester County




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