For homes in Maryland that need moderate to major repairs and upgrades to energy systems in addition to health and safety improvements such as treatment of mold, structural problems, lead paint, water leaks and damage or asbestos removal, Maryland’s Enhanced Weatherization Program can help.
The Enhanced Weatherization Program provides grants to eligible homeowners (owner-occupied) for repairs and improvements that will lead to significant gains in energy efficiency, giving them lower monthly energy bills and more livable homes for their families.
Read more to find out if you can benefit from this program.
To be eligible to receive energy efficiency upgrades to your home, you need to:
*Residents of Baltimore City may be eligible for Maryland's EMPOWER Program to make energy efficiency improvements to their home. Baltimore City residents may also be eligible for local programs through the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
Funding for this program is limited. Qualified applicants may be kept on a waiting list. Services are provided based on availability of funding and qualified applicants already in the pipeline.
Weatherization is adding insulation, sealing cracks, and making other changes that reduce heat or air loss, and save you money on utility bills. The Enhanced Weatherization program combines these weatherization improvements with measures that reduce health and safety risks in the home. Health and safety improvements can include improved ventilation, lead abatement, mold remediation, and eliminating sources of moisture or leaks within the home. These improvements work together to not only save you money but also help in providing a healthier indoor living environment.
After a home is determined to be eligible for weatherization services, a Home Energy Analyst performs a Healthy Homes Assessment and Home Energy Audit.
The only way to assess health and safety needs and ensure maximum energy savings is to evaluate every aspect of the home.
Enhanced Weatherization Brochure
Weatherization Services include:
Health and Safety Services include:
Eligible applicants are homeowners with a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, and who are BGE customers whose property is outside Baltimore City.
To apply, you will need the following:
Note that if you receive Energy Assistance, an application may not be required.
Benefits of Weatherization include:
Contact: Housing and Building Energy Programs
Community Development Administration
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
Toll Free: 844-400-3423 | 800-756-0119