Community Action’s Energy Assistance department provides assistance to qualified Anne Arundel County residents to help lower their cost of heat and electricity.

Energy Assistance is tasked with keeping homes warm during the winter months and cool during the summer, helping families make sure they keep their electricity on for lighting, preparing meals, and safety.

Community Action has access to three resources to help us help the customers we serve:

  1. Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) – MEAP provides assistance with home heating bills. Payments are made to utility companies on behalf of our customers.  Under this program there is limited assistance available to replace broken or inefficient refrigerators and furnaces.
  2. Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) – The EUSP provides financial assistance with electric bills. Eligible electric customers may receive help to pay current electric bills or past due electric bills, and receive referrals for energy efficiency measures to reduce future electric bills.
  3. Utility Service Protection Program (USPP) – Low-income families facing utility cut-offs can benefit through the USPP program. This program allows MEAP eligible households to enter into a year-round even monthly payment program with their utility company.  An even monthly payment plan is determined by using the estimated cost of the customer’s average utility usage minus the MEAP benefits.

Customers can apply for the Energy Assistance Program online via

Energy Assistance customers are served at two Community Action locations.  Applications can be submitted during office hours.  If customers need to meet with member of the Energy Assistance staff, they must visit the offices before noon.

Headquarters – 251 West Street,
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

North County – 117 Delaware Avenue,
Glen Burnie
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact Martha Mickie Stanfield at 410.626.1900 x1022 or