Office of Home Energy Program

SMTCCAC, Inc. is the local administering agency of Maryland State Office of Home Energy Programs for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's County.


The Maryland Assistance Program provides grants to assist with home heating bills. Payments are made to fuel suppliers and utility companies on behalf of the customer. MEAP is available to all income eligible Maryland heating customers, both homeowners and renters, including roomer or boarder, regardless of whether you pay your heating costs.

MEAP also offers the Utility Service Protection Program (USPP). This program provides MEAP eligible households access to an even monthly payment program and protection from turnoffs.

Official OHEP Logo


The Electric Universal Service Program provides financial assistance with electric bills. EUSP is available to all income eligible Maryland electric customers, both homeowners and renters. Customers who live in subsidized housing where heat is included in the rent may also be eligible for help from EUSP.

The Energy Assistance Program helps households pay their utility bills,
minimize heating crises, and make energy costs more affordable.

Drop-in applications accepted:

  • Hughesville Location
         8371 Old Leonardtown Road
         Hughesville, MD 20637
  • Huntingtown Location
         3720 Solomons Island Road
         Huntingtown, MD 20639

Useful links:

Maryland's Dept. of Human Resources

2021 OHEP Brochure (English)

2021 OHEP Brochure (Spanish)

Check your application status

Needed to Apply:

  • Applicant's photo identification
  • Customers need all three applications (MyDHR, Cap60, and OHEP’s application)
  • Proof of residence
  • Copies of Social Security cards for all household members
  • Proof of total gross income for entire household - last 30 days
  • Name of home energy supplier and account number
  • Copy of most recent utility bill
  • Copy of lease, if renter

To get started, click here to access myDHR

Download Latest OHEP Applicaton:

English   Español  Apply Online – Cap60  

The Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) provides bill assistance to
low-income households in the State of Maryland