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Get Help: Your Maryland Gas Bill

Get Help: Your Maryland Gas Bill

Have you fallen behind on your gas bill and live in Maryland? We care about your situation and are here to help you get assistance from multiple programs offered through the federal government, state-managed programs, Washington Gas and The Salvation Army.

Please note that your first step to receive financial assistance is applying to the federal LIHEAP Program. Learn more about the guidelines below.


At a Glance: Maryland Energy Assistance Programs

Federal LIHEAP Program (past-due billing assistance)
Maryland Energy Assistance Program (past-due billing assistance)
Utility Service Protection Program (past-due billing assistance)
Prince George’s County Emergency Rental and Utilities Assistance Program (past-due billing assistance)
Washington-Area Fuel Fund (past-due billing assistance)
Weatherization Assistance Program (energy efficiency assistance)


Federal LIHEAP Program

LIHEAP funding offers grants to states and Washington D.C. to help qualified applicants pay their energy bills. Your household size and income are among the information needed to qualify. 

Your first step in getting financial assistance is applying for the LIHEAP program. Once certified, you may be eligible for one or more of the assistance programs listed below. 

Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

MEAP can help you pay your winter heating bills. Grants are based on family size, income and the type of fuel used for heating. You can apply for the MEAP program only once per program year, which runs from July 1-June 30. For additional information, please see the link below:

Learn more and apply for MEAP


Utility Service Protection Program

The USPP protects families from utility turn-offs during the heating season. Eligibility begins the first week of November and is available to residential customers who are eligible for MEAP. Participation requires enrollment into a year-round, managed monthly budget billing program.

Learn more and apply for USPP


Prince George’s County Emergency Rental and Utilities Assistance Program

This program provides payment assistance for renters who need help with rent and utilities. Applications will be accepted until funds are no longer available.

Learn more and apply for ERA (click Emergency Rental Assistance)


Washington-Area Fuel Fund (WAFF)

WAFF is a partnership between Washington Gas and The Salvation Army that has assisted thousands of families in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia with their fuel bills. Regardless of eligibility for other assistance programs, you may still receive help from WAFF by demonstrating proven need.

Learn more and apply for WAFF


Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Funded by the U.S. DOEE, WAP provides you with technical and financial assistance to help reduce your energy bill. Experts perform energy audits on your home and install audit-recommended energy efficiency measures to improve energy-efficiency and safety. For more information, contact the DOEE at 311 or online at

Apply for WAP (English)
Apply for WAP (Spanish) 


Bill Management Options

Even if you don’t qualify for the options above, you can still get help with your bill. Washington Gas offers multiple options such as deferred payment arrangements, budget plans, and automated payment plans. Click the Manage My Bill button below to explore your options.

Thank you for being a Washington Gas customer.