Public Assistance Programs

Energy assistance is available to income eligible families in our service territories. Applications are available at the following locations:

Kent and New Castle County:

Catholic Charities
2099 S. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901


Sussex County:

Catholic Charities
406 S. Bedford Street, Fuel Assistance-Ste. B
Georgetown, DE 19947


Additional assistance may be available by contacting:

Division of Economic Services (Social Services)

New Castle County: 302.378.5770
Kent County: 302.739.5301
Sussex County: 302.856.5340

Georgetown State Service Center:

413 E. Market Street
Georgetown, DE 19947


Salvation Army – Sussex County

Army 601 N. Dual Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973


Laurel Service Center

440 N. Poplar Street
Laurel, DE 19956


Bridgeville Service Center

400 Mill Street
Bridgeville, DE 19933


Community Action Agency:

308 N. Railroad Ave
Georgetown, DE 19947

302.856.7761 – Emergency Fund

Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

If you are a Maryland resident, you may qualify for special assistance with your winter heating bills. For more information or to apply to MEAP, please contact your local Energy Assistance Office. You can also look online at

Weatherization Assistance Program
If you qualify for MEAP, you may also be eligible for weatherization assistance to help keep out the cold winter winds. Ask if you qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program when you apply to MEAP.

Utility Service Protection
Plan If you qualify for MEAP, you may also participate in the Utility Service Protection Plan. By complying with the payment terms of the agreement, you may be protected from service cutoffs year-round. For more information about Chesapeake Utilities’’ SHARING Program or any of the Maryland Public Assistance Programs, please contact your local Energy Assistance Office.

Shore-up, Inc.

520 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804

Shore-up, Inc.

6352 Worcester Hwy Newark, MD 21841

Dorchester County Department of Social Services

627 Race Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Additional assistance may be obtained through:

Maryland Department of
Social Services

201 Baptist Street
Salisbury, MD 21801


Joseph House

812 Boundary St
Salisbury, MD 21801


Salvation Army

407 Oak St.
Salisbury, MD 21804


Family Connections


Worcester County of Social Services

299 Commerce St
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Diakonia, Inc.

12747 Old Bridge Rd
S Ocean City, MD 21842

Somerset County Health Dept.

7920 Crisfield Hwy
Westover, MD 21871

Cecil County Dept. Social Services

135 # High St.
Elkton, MD 21921