Cecil County Department of Social Services, Office of Home Energy Programs
www.cecildss.org
Resource Details
Alternate Name Cecil County, DSS (OHEP)
Description


OVERVIEW: Provides MEAP and EUSP grants to eligible families, renters, roomers, boarders and homeowners toward the cost of heating in the winter and electricity year round. Grant is based on the type of fuel used, household size, household income and annual consumption.

SERVICES:
1) Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)- Provides assistance grants to help with home heating bills. Payments are made to the fuel supplier and utility company on behalf of the client.

2) Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP): Assists with electric utility bill payment. Client is required to have bill in his/her own name and be on a monthly budget billing plan. Some funds are available for a one time only benefit for past due bill payments.

3) WEATHERIZATION: Offers assistance when funds are available for clients to be referred to the weatherization office for furnace repair, replacement and/or other weatherization procedures.

ELIGIBILITY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits. Effective: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014.

FAMILY SIZE           GROSS MONTHLY INCOME          MAXIMUM YEARLY 
        1                          $1,675.62                                      $20,107.50
        2                          $2,261.87                                      $27,142.50
        3                          $2,848.12                                      $34,177.50
        4                          $3,434.37                                      $41,212.50
        5                          $4,020.62                                      $48,247.50
        6                          $4,606.87                                      $55,282.50
Each additional person, add  $586.25                        $7,035

APPLICATION: Need to submit a copy of photo identity, proof of residence, copies of Social Security cards for all household members (including children), proof of household's total gross income for 30 days prior to application date (from all sources), name of home energy supplier and account number, a copy of the most recent utility bill and a copy of the lease (if renting).

 

Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Cecil County
Physical Address 135 East High Street
Elkton MD
21921 United States
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Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Disabilities Access Yes.
Program
Eligibility See notes.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees See notes.
Application Process Call OHEP for appointment.
Documents Required Call for information.
Normal Wait Times 30 days.
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Contact Information
Mailing Address PO Box 1160
Elkton MD
21921 United States
Business 410-996-0100
Fax Number 410-996-0696
Main 410-996-0270
Main Email Address lpowers@dhr.state.md.us
Main Contact Name Linda Powers
Main Contact Title Supervisor of Family Investments Programs
Main Contact Phone 410-996-0150
Main Contact Email Address lpowers@dhr.state.md.us
Director or Senior Administrator Name Michele Smith
Director or Senior Administrator Title Assist. Dir of Family Investments Programs
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-996-0374
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address msmith@dhr.state.md.us


 


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