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Energy Efficiency Assistance Programs

EmPOWER Maryland Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP) 

The EmPOWER Maryland Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP) is administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The following is a general overview of the LIEEP Program. For more specific program information and the latest updates, as well as information on how to apply, please contact DHCD at Energy Efficiency (maryland.gov) or call 1.855.583.8976​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​.   

Program Overview 

The LIEEP program helps income-eligible households with the installation of energy conservation materials in their homes at no additional cost to participants. These improvements can both reduce energy use and lower monthly utility bills. The program may provide the following types of improvements to make your home safer, healthier and more energy efficient: 

  • Insulation in the attic, floors, and walls 

  • Hot water system improvements 

  • Lighting retrofits 

  • Furnace cleaning, tuning and safety repairs 

  • Refrigerator retrofit, if applicable 

  • Health and safety items 

Eligibility 

Eligibility is based on your annual income and household size.

​Size of Family

​Maximum Annual Household Income*

​1

​$55,950

​2

​$63,900

​3

​$71,900

​4

​$79,900

​5

​$86,300

​6

​$92,975

​7

​$104,775

​8

​$116,575

​each additional person

​add $11,800

How to Apply 

Complete the online pre-application and a representative from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will contact you for further instruction. 

Weatherization Assistance Program 

The Weatherization Assistance Program is administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Housing and Building Energy Programs section.   The following is a general overview of the Weatherization Assistance Program.  For more specific Program information and the latest updates, as well as information on how to apply, please contact DHCD at Weatherization Assistance Program (maryland.gov) or call 1.855.583.8976​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​.  


Program Overview 

The Weatherization Assistance Program operated by the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing and Building Energy Programs section, helps eligible limited income households across the State of Maryland with the installation of energy conservation materials in their homes. 

Eligibility 

Eligibility is based on your annual income and household size. Household income must be re-certified at least once per year to remain in the program.


How to Apply  
Apply through your local weatherization agency  or directly through the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP). 

For more information, please contact the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Housing and Building Energy Programs at 1.855.583.8976​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​ 



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