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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

    Beginning May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB).  The program, which is temporary, will provide eligible consumers a discount up to $50 a month off the cost of broadband service and associated equipment rentals.  All eligible households may also receive a one-time discount […]

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RELIEF Act – Maryland

RELIEF Act: The RELIEF Act, signed into law Monday by Governor Larry Hogan, passed several benefits for MD residents. Listed below are only some of the benefits in the RELIEF Act. You can also check out this video from the Comptroller’s Office for more information.   – Taxpayers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit in Tax Year 2019 and […]

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Bulk Fuel Assistance

Bulk Fuel Assistance: The Fuel Fund of Maryland helps with bulk fuel assistance for the entire state, see the attachment. For more information about the Fuel Fund or to apply for help, visit their website to fill out an application or call 410-235-9080 for assistance.

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Fuel Fund

Fuel Fund: For those who need help with their energy bills and have already used OHEP or are over income for OHEP, Fuel Fund may be another option. The Fuel Fund of Maryland assists income eligible BGE customers with paying their utility bills after they complete OHEP (the person has received receipt of grants or has been denied for over income). They have […]

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Office of Home Energy Programs Documentation

Utilities: When a customer applies to the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP), but is denied for incomplete documentation, the customer typically has 15 days to respond to OHEP with the missing document so that their application can be processed. From now until June 30, 2021, OHEP will allow customers 45 days to submit the […]

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Fuel Fund of Maryland

Fuel Fund of Maryland: The Fuel Fund of Maryland assists income eligible BGE customers with paying their utility bills after they complete OHEP. They have recently instituted some new rules that impact process and eligibility to effectively respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Waived the need for a turn off notice through 6/30/2021. Waived the need for seniors (age 60+) to complete […]

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Department of Human Services – Utility Assistance

Department of Human Services (DHS) – Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) encourages people who are eligible for help with their utility services to apply now and not to wait for a turn-off notice. There are a few ways you can apply: 1)      Go online and apply 2)     Call the DHS call center at 1-800-332-6347 […]

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211 Maryland Helpline for Central Maryland

Residents (with or without health insurance) can be connected 24/7 to a healthcare professional for information, support and instructions.   Also provides referrals to food, shelter and emergency housing, access to transitional housing, utility assistance, tax help, eviction prevention services, childcare services, job training, prescription assistance, and addiction treatment.

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BGE (Baltimore Gas and Electric)

BGE will work with residents whose service was disconnected prior to the March 13 moratorium on service disconnections.. Residents who have had their electric service disconnectedshould contact BGE to begin the reconnection process.

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