COVID-19 Update: Assisting individuals virtually, but will assist those who do not have access to the internet. Individuals can call and make an appointment. Must wear a mask.
UTILITY BILL PAYMENT ASSISTANCE - Provides assistance with applying for MEAP and EUSP.
-MARYLAND ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MEAP): Assists Baltimore City residents completing MEAP applications. MEAP grants are available 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. Funds are usually available in November. Call to schedule an appointment.
-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. Funds are usually available in August.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and EUSP: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits:
Income Eligibility Limits
Effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
(Based on 175% of the Federal Poverty Level)
Household Size Monthly Income
For Each Additional Person, Add $654
--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).