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Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

Aside from offering its own assistance programs, Columbia Gas serves as a link to federal funds, which provide financial help in paying heating bills, preventing shut-off, and restoring gas service. The funds are distributed as energy grants. Guidelines focus primarily on household size and income level and change with each new heating season. Columbia Gas has current information on eligibility and program details. Call our MEAP hotline at 1-800-272-2714 for more information.

Heating Season 2018-2019 Income Guidelines (175% of poverty level)

 Household Size
 Monthly Income
Annual Income
 1  $1,770  $21,245
 2  $2,400  $28,805
 3  $3,030  $36,365
 4  $3,660  $43,925
 5  $4,290  $51,485
 6  $4,920  $59,045
 7  $5,550  $66,605
8
 $6,180  $74,165

For each additional person, add $630/month, or $7,560/year.