Other Energy Assistance Resources


WAFF resources are only available when you are no longer eligible for any other government energy assistance program.

Federal funds are distributed to assist eligible consumers in paying heating and cooling bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP). Eligibility factors in
the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia include household size, total household income, heating source and type of dwelling.

Check under each jurisdiction for more details on the area agencies that administer LIHEAP.

For information on LIHEAP, available funding and eligibility for assistance programs, contact the following agency:
District of Columbia – D.C. Energy Hotline | 202-673-6750 | ddeo.dc.gov

Residential Essential Service (RES)

Qualified customers receive a discount on a portion of the natural gas they use during the heating season. To be eligible for the RES discount, customers must use natural gas as the principal source for home heating and be certified by the District Department of the Environment Energy Office as eligible for the LIHEAP and the RES programs.

Weatherization Assistance

District of Columbia residents can apply for repair and replacement of home heating and cooling systems and installation of energy-saving measures.
For more information, call the D.C. Energy Hotline at 202-673-6750, or visit District Department of the Environment.

Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

For information on LIHEAP, available funding and eligibility for assistance programs, contact the following agency:

Office of Home Energy Programs – Maryland – Department of Human Resources |

800-352-1446 | http://www.dhr.state.md.us/ohep/index.php

Utility Service Protection Program (USPP)

Residents eligible for MEAP are eligible for USPP and can receive a natural gas bill for the same amount each month. Payment plans depend on natural gas usage from the previous year and the outstanding balance owed on the customer’s gas bill. Customers must complete applications for MEAP in their county.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Energy-saving measures are provided at no cost to eligible families.

Call the Office of Home Energy Programs within the Maryland Department of Human Resources at 800-352-1446. Visit http://www.dhr.state.md.us/ohep/index.php.

Washington Gas’ Frederick County, Md., customers may call the Frederick County Department of Social Services at 301-600-2410.

Virginia Energy Assistance Program (VEAP)

For information on LIHEAP, available funding and eligibility for assistance programs, contact the following agency:

Virginia – Virginia Department of Social Services | 800-230-6977 or 211 (instate)
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/

If you are in need of available health and human services in Virginia, call 211 (in-state), visit http://211virginia.org.

Weatherization Assistance Program

This program assists households with energy efficiency measures. Certain eligibility requirements apply. For more information, call the statewide weatherization agency at 540-662-8960.