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  • Fuel Fund of Maryland

    Agency: Fuel Fund of Maryland

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: A turn off notice is no longer required through 12/31/2020, regardless of what the State or utility providers decide to do. Clients over the age of 60 DO NOT have to apply for Energy Assistance from the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) before applying for the Fuel Fund. Clients under the age of 60 still need to apply for Energy Assistance and receive notification of approval or denial before applying for the Fuel Fund. The Fuel Fund has adjusted requirements for clients who are already on a payment plan with BG & E, call for more information. Apply to the Fuel Fund at For phone applications call 410-235-9080 option 1 Mon, Wed and Fri, 10AM – 12PM. Clients can check the status of an application or send a message to the Fuel Fund at

    Bulk Fuel Information:

    Clients must complete the application for OHEP before applying to Fuel Fund of Maryland. Clients must have an account set up with a bulk fuel vendor and ensure the MEAP payment will go to them. If clients are over income, they should still apply to OHEP and Fuel Fund of Maryland. 

    Fuel Fund of Maryland does not help with past due bulk fuel bills. They help with a one-time emergency purchase of 100 gallons of oil, kerosene, propane, wood pellets, etc. Fuel Fund of Maryland will work with client's bulk fuel provider to get client needed fuel.

    UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE: Assist households with BG&E bills. Also, assist with bulk fuel costs Nov 1-Mar 31. Bulk fuel assistance includes oil, propane, kerosene, wood pellets, and other types of bulk fuel. Households that use fuel for cooking may receive assistance year-round. Apply at For phone applications call 410-235-9080, option 1 Mon, Wed and Fri, 10AM-12Noon. Processing time for households whose utility service is disconnected and for bulk fuel customers is 24 hours. Processing time for all other applications is 72 hours. 

    To report a payment on an active case, reply to the email sent with payment information or go to: and send fuel fund a message.. The Fuel Fund will assist each household with BGE bill or bulk fuel costs once every 12 months. Does not assist with re-lighting costs. Individuals seeking assistance with propane or heating oil must provide the name of the propane or heating oil provider and the account number. To check the status of a Fuel Fund application, visit

    • Main:
      • 410-235-9080
      • Option 1 for Bill Assistance; Option 2 to report a payment or request a 7 day extension
    • Fax:
      • 410-235-9085
    • Main:
    • Main Contact:
    • Website:


    • 1800 Washington Boulevard


    Agency: Fuel Fund of Maryland

    Languages Available:

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Utility assistance open to residents of BG&E service area. Bulk Fuel assistance is open to all Maryland counties. <br />-BG&E customers with an active turn off notice or service is disconnected. <br />-All Maryland bulk fuel clients who are almost out or completely out of fuel. <br />-Must have completed an Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) application. <br />-Cannot have received Fuel Fund assistance within the last 12 months. <br />-Qualified household income (see below ). <br /> <br />ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 <br /> <br /> <br /> household size Monthly Annual <br /> 1 $2,127 $25,520 <br /> <br /> 2 $2,873 $34,480 <br /> <br /> 3 $3,620 $43,440 <br /> <br />4 $4,367 $52,400 <br /> <br />5 $5,113 $61,360 <br /> <br /> 6 $5,860 $70,320 <br /> <br />7 $6,607 $79,280 <br /> <br /> 8 $7,353 $88,240

    Areas Served:
    • Anne Arundel County
    • Baltimore City County
    • Baltimore County
    • Carroll County
    • Harford County
    • Howard County
    • Montgomery County
    • Prince Georges County

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