Households may participate in the program if their annual household income is equal
to or less than the equivalent of 200% of the federal poverty level. Please see
the chart below to find out if your household income qualifies you to take advantage
of this program. In addition to meeting income requirements, you must also have
an account with one of the five participating utility companies (BGE, Delmarva,
PE, Pepco and SMECO). If you own your home, you must also be able to prove ownership
of your home. If you rent your home, your landlord must be able to prove ownership
and agree to participate in the program.
To apply, please call the department's energyefficiency programs at 1-855-583-8976.
Once we have determined that your household is eligible to participate in the program,
you will be contacted by a local agency that will schedule a time for your home
to receive an energy audit. The audit will prioritize the most effective ways to
reduce your energy costs while increasing comfort. The local agency will discuss
the results of the energy audit with you and schedule a contractor to come out to
your home to complete the recommended work. As part of this process, the local agency
will ask you to share information on your energy bills and may talk to you about
things that you and your family can do to save even more energy. After the energy
efficiency upgrades have been made to your home, the local agency will conduct another
evaluation of your home to ensure that your home is operating more efficiently.
The program may provide the following improvements to make your home safer, healthier
and more energy efficient:
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Housing and Building Energy Programs7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 207061-855-583-8976
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706