SHORE UP, Office of Home Energy Programs, Wicomico County

From agency: SHORE UP
Resource Details
Alternate Name Lower Shore Home Energy Assistance Office at SHORE UP
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.

1) MARYLAND ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MEAP): Provides assistance grant to help with home heating bills. Payments are made directly to the fuel supplier and utility company on client's behalf.

2) ELECTRICAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM (EUSP): Assists residents with paying current electric utility bill, past due bills and assist with energy efficiency measures to reduce future electric bills. 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) UTILITY SERVICE PROTECTION PROGRAM (USPP): Protects low income families from utility cut-offs and allows MEAP eligible households to enter in a year round budget billing program.

MEAP income eligibility
ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
GROSS INCOME                  
                Monthly              Annually
1            $1,759.00           $21,105.00
2            $2,368.00           $28,420.00
3            $2,978.00           $35,735.00
4            $3,588.00           $43,050.00
5            $4,197.00           $50,365.00
6            $4,807.00           $57,680.00
FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $701.00 monthly; $8,418.00 annually

 If a caller is slightly over the Maximum Monthly Income Standards, lives on a fixed income, and has significant out of pocket medical expenses, they may still qualify for OHEP programs (MEAP & EUSP) by asking for a medical waiver. The OHEP worker would be able to assist them with this.

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 - Wicomico County
Hours Of Operation No intakes on Fridays unless client has a disconnect notice.

Mon: 9AM 4PM
Tue: 9AM 4PM
Wed: 9AM 4PM
Thu: 9AM 4PM
Fri: 9AM 4PM
Eligibility See notes.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees None.
Application Process See notes.
Documents Required Call for information.
Volunteer Requirements 18 and older. Call for information.
Volunteer Duties Varies.
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Contact Information
Fax Number 410-742-9191
TTY 410-860-8800
Main 410-341-9634
Main Email Address
Main Contact Name Tom Vanlandingham
Main Contact Title Program Director
Main Contact Phone 410-749-1142
Main Contact Email Address
Director or Senior Administrator Name Tom Vanlandingham
Director or Senior Administrator Title Program Director
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-749-1142
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address
Sites offering this Program 520 Snow Hill Road