Utility Resources

Below are programs that may be able to assist Calvert County Residents with utility costs.

  • Contact Calvert County’s Department of Social Services (DSS) 
    • DSS can  help you apply for Emergency Assistance  which provides emergency cash assistance to families who need emergency help  paying rent or utilities or for other emergencies. These funds are available through the local department once every two years when funds are available. 
    • DSS is located at 200 Duke Street, Prince Frederick MD 20678
    • Call DSS at (443) 550-6900 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: calvert.dss@maryland.gov 
  • Apply for Utility Assistance through the Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs
  • NEW: Apply to the Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF)
    • Learn more about this fuel (gas) assistance program and how to apply at: https://www.washingtongas.com/community/waff 
    • Upcoming application events: Applications accepted on Saturdays in February at the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center in Prince Frederick from 9 am - 12 pm. 
  • Community Ministry of Calvert County
    • Community Ministry of Calvert county is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emergency grants to people who need them in Calvert County. They provide assistance with rent or utilities including electricity, gas, oil and water.
    • Website: https://communityministrycalco.wordpress.com/ 
    • Location: 440 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 | Open Monday and Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Phone: 410-414-8007 | Email: community.ministrycalco@gmail.com
  • SMILE
    • SMILE has operates a Food Pantry that is chiefly supported by a Thrift Store featuring low-cost clothing and household items. Sales from the Thrift Store provide the core of support that makes the Food Pantry and all other SMILE services possible. It has made possible the Emergency Assistance program, which helps SMILE members with emergencies with utility bills, rent, mortgage, prescriptions, and other life necessities.
    • Website: https://smileinc.org/financial-assistance/
    • Location: 10290 HG Trueman Rd., Lusby
    • Phone: 410-326-0009 | Email: smileministriesinc@gmail.com
  • Visit OurCalvert.org to identify additional resources.