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Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

undefined Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)?


The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), Nationally known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction).

The Maryland LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:

  • Bill payment assistance.
  • Energy crisis assistance.
  • Weatherization and energy-related home repairs.

The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), Nationally known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction).

The Maryland LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:

  • Bill payment assistance.
  • Energy crisis assistance.
  • Weatherization and energy-related home repairs.

undefined Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)?


To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Maryland and you must need financial assistance with home energy costs.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as SNAP, SSI, TANF, automatically meets the eligibility requirement.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$25,515
2$34,510
3$43,505
4$52,500
5$61,495
6$70,490
7$79,485
8$88,480

*For households with more than eight people, add $8,995 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

undefined Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)?


To apply for LIHEAP online, please visit the Office of Home Energy Programs Applying for Energy Assistance page.

To find a local office, please visit the Department of Human Resources Local Home Energy Program Office page.


Visit the Maryland Office of Home Energy page to learn more.

For detailed information on LIHEAP assistance, please contact your:

1-800-332-6347