What is Maryland HEAP/LIHEAP? – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. HEAP program was started in 1981 and is funded by federal government. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. Additionally, HEAP offers a heating equipment repair and/or replacement benefit for homeowners with inoperable heating equipment.
HEAP may help you pay for Electricity, Propane, Natural Gas, Wood, Oil, Kerosene, Coal, or any other heating fuel.
Do You Qualify for HEAP Maryland?
To qualify for Maryland HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):
- Must be a resident of the state of Maryland
- Must need financial assistance for home energy costs
- You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamp) benefits or
- You receive Temporary Assistance or
- You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)
- OR your income must be below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Applications for regular HEAP benefits will be accepted beginning around November of the year.
How to apply for Maryland HEAP
To apply for any of these programs, contact the Local Home Energy Programs Office in your area or call 1-800-352-1446. (For the hearing impaired 1-800-925-4434).
Please click here for an online application Downloadable Applications and Brochures
Baltimore City Dept. of Housing (OHEP Main Office)
2700 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Anne Arundel County Equal Opportunities Committee, Inc.
251 West Street
P.O. Box 1951
Annapolis, MD 21404-1951
Maryland also provides Weatherization Assistance Program (Maryland WAP) service for those who qualify.
Contact Information on Maryland HEAP:
Office of Home Energy Programs
Department of Human Resources
311 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
TEL: (410) 767-7415
FAX: (410) 333-0079
WEB SITE: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?page_id=4326
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 1-800-352-1446