Public Assistance Programs

Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

If you are a Maryland resident, you may qualify for special assistance with your winter heating bills. For more information or to apply to MEAP, please contact your local Energy Assistance Office. You can also look online at

Weatherization Assistance Program
If you qualify for MEAP, you may also be eligible for weatherization assistance to help keep out the cold winter winds. Ask if you qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program when you apply to MEAP.

Utility Service Protection Plan
If you qualify for MEAP, you may also participate in the Utility Service Protection Plan. By complying with the payment terms of the agreement, you may be protected from service cutoffs year-round. For more information about Chesapeake Utilities’’ SHARING Program or any of the Maryland Public Assistance Programs, please contact your local Energy Assistance Office.

Additional assistance may be obtained through:

Worcester County of Social Services

299 Commerce St.
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Joseph House

812 Boundary St.
Salisbury, MD 21801

Salvation Army

407 Oak St.
Salisbury MD 21804

Diakonia, Inc.

12747 Old Bridge Rd.
Ocean City, MD 21842
[email protected]

Somerset County Health Department

7920 Crisfield Hwy.
Westover, MD 21871

Shore Up Inc.

6352 Worcester Hwy.
Newark, MD 21841

Maryland 211