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Fuel Fund

Program Overview 

The Fuel Fund of Maryland is a nonprofit organization that aims to be a lifeline for Maryland neighbors struggling with a home utility hardship. They assist by providing navigation through an array of financial and community resources that empower, engage, and safely connect a household in times of crisis. Fuel Fund provides assistance from donations. Households who receive help from the Fuel Fund may be asked to pay a portion of their bill in order to receive assistance.  

How to Apply

The Fuel Fund provides financial assistance to help pay BGE bills. All BGE customers are eligible to apply. Apply on the Fuel Fund website at BGE customers without access to the internet can apply by phone on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to noon at 410.235.9080.


You may be eligible for assistance through Fuel Fund if:

  • You have not received Fuel Fund assistance within the past 365 days
  • If you have not yet applied for Energy Assistance grants from the Maryland state Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP), and the Fuel Fund determines that you might be eligible for Energy Assistance grants, the Fuel Fund will ask that you apply for state assistance first.
  • If you are 60 and over, you may qualify for the Silver Lights program. Click here to learn more.

​What Happens Next?

How long does it take to process an application?

  • The Fuel Fund usually processes applications within 3 business days of receipt.

How to check status of application?

How will I receive assistance?

  • The Fuel Fund will determine your eligibility, how much assistance may be provided to you and calculate your portion of the bill to pay. The Fuel Fund will then contact you via email or phone with further instructions.

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