Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Office of Home Energy Programs
https://www.myohepstatus.org/
Resource Details
Alternate Name Baltimore County DSS, OHEP; Drumcastle
Description UPDATED APRIL 2024: Due to an unprecedented increase in utility bill assistance applications, higher energy costs, and budgetary constraints, the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) is unable to accept applications at this time for the following programs:
Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) benefits
Gas Arrearage Retirement Assistance (GARA) benefits

EUSP (Electric Universal service Program) and ARA (Arrearage Retirement Assistance) will not be affected and individuals can still receive the 55 day extension provided by EUSP.

BGE customers whose service is off or have a turn-off notice can apply for assistance with the Fuel Fund of Maryland at fuelfundmaryland.org/apply

UTILITY BILL PAYMENT ASSISTANCE
-Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP): Provides MEAP 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.

-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.

Applicants can check the status of their submitted MEAP application by visiting www.myohepstatus.org

Baltimore County has a new OHEP emergency line, 410-853-3994, to assist residents in utility crisis. This includes turn off notices, power is off, and other situation that need immediate help.

Effective October 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
Household Size EUSP Maximum Monthly Gross Income MEAP Maximum
Monthly Gross Income
1 $2,430 $3,547
2 $3,287 $ 4,639
3 $4,143 $5,730
4 $5,000 $6,822
5 $5,857 $7,913
6 $6,713 $9,005
7 $7,570 $9,209
8 $8,427 $9,414
For each additional person $857 $205



Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Baltimore County
 
Hours Of Operation Applicants can apply 8AM-2PM to see a caseworker, and 8AM-4:30PM to drop off paperwork.

Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Program
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees See notes.
Application Process Apply online at https://mymdthink.maryland.gov/ or at the OHEP office. Call for additional information.
Documents Required 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/mortgage statement. Applicants can apply 8AM-2PM to see a caseworker, and 8AM-4:30PM to drop off paperwork. Call for more information.
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Contact Information
Fax Number 410-853-3313
Main 410-853-3385
Baltimore County OHEP Emergency Line 410-853-3994
Main Email Address ohep.mailrequest@maryland.gov
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Sites offering this Program 6401 York Road