Office of Home Energy Program (OHEP)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)?
The Maryland Energy Assistance Program helps eligible families with the cost of heating in the winter.
Can I be placed on a Utility Budget Plan?
MEAP also offers the Utility Service Protection Program (USPP). This program provides MEAP eligible households access to an even monthly payment program and protection from turnoffs.
What if I have a broken furnace?
MEAP offers a furnace replacement service on a limited basis.
What is the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)?
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps make your home or apartment more fuel efficient at no cost to eligible households
Does MEAP effect my eligibility for Electric Universal Program (EUSP)?
No. If a customer qualifies for both MEAP and EUSP, both benefits may be received.
Who is eligible MEAP?
MEAP is available to all income eligible Maryland heating customers, both homeowners and renters, including roomers or boarders, regardless of whether you pay your heating costs
What is the Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)?
The Electric Universal Service Program helps eligible families to obtain safe, reliable and affordable electric service.
What if my electric bill has an outstanding balance?
The Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) may assist with past due bills. All benefits are paid directly to the electric company.
What are Low Income Weatherization Services?
Some electric customers may receive help to improve energy efficiency in their homes. These services include air sealant and incidental repairs.
Does EUSP effect my eligibility for Maryland Energy Assistance Program?
No. If a customer qualifieds for both MEAP and EUSP, both benefits may be received.
Who is eligible for EUSP?
EUSP is available to all income eligible Maryland electric customers, both homeowners and renters. Customers who live in subsidized housing where heat is included in the rent may also be elibile for help from EUSP.
When and where can I apply?
Customers may apply for both MEAP and EUSP on the same application.
How can I obtain an application?
Montgomery County residents can request an application from the local Home Energy Office:
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Home Energy Programs
1301 Piccard Drive, 4th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850