Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​MEAP is a federally funded program that operates year-round and assists eligible Maryland households free of charge. The program is aimed at making homes more comfortable by repairing and replacing heating, cooling, and water heating systems.​

We do not provide bill pay assistance, if you are in need of bill pay assistance please contact your local county's Energy Assistance office (OHEP)​ or call 800-332-6347.


To be eligible for the MEAP program, you need to:​

  1. Meet income qualifications. Your household income needs to be lower than the limits based on household size, as shown in the Income Limits table.
  2. Have a non-functioning heating, cooling, and/or water heating system.

What kind of work will be eligible is based on a home assessment and funding availability.

​​Size of Family Unit​
​​​​​Maximum Annual Household Income
​​​​60% SMI​​​200% FPL
​each additional person​ad​d $10,760

Updated: 1/26/2024

​​​​​​​​Accepted as Income-Eligible​

If you are currently an eligible participant in one of these programs, you are automatically income-eligible for weatherization services.

​ProgramDOE / ​MEAP
Utility Bill Pay Assistance through OHEPAccepted​
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)Accepted
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)Accepted
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)Accepted
HUD housing assistance programsAccepted
Fuel Fund AssistanceNot Accepted
DHCD Rehab ProgramsNot Accepted
Baltimore Lead Hazard Control ProgramNot Accepted
MedicaidNot Accepted
MEA Energy Equity GrantNot Accepted
MEEHANot Accepted
Geographical eligibility for certain areas​Not Accepted

Get Started​​

Complete a program application and submit all required documents to our office. Instructions for completing and returning the application are located on the first page of the application.

Program ​Application​

If you are currently approved to receive Energy Assistance payments from the Maryland Department of Human Services, you may contact our intake line at 1-855-583-8976​.

How Does the Program Work?

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 be assessed. The assessment will evaluate your service needs and determine in which ways we can increase the comfort of your home. The local agency will discuss the results of the assessment with you and schedule a contractor to come out to your home to complete the recommended work.

For More Information

CONTACT: Housing and Building Energy Programs
Community Development Administration
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
Toll Free: 1-855-583-8976​