BGE Assistance

The Franciscan Center is a partner agency with the Fuel Fund of Maryland.  We can only help you if you live in Baltimore City.

As of MONDAY, July 2, 2018,  there are a few changes in the way you can get help with your BGE/utilities.

Please follow these instructions:

1. You must first apply for Maryland Energy Assistance before the Fuel Fund can help you.
2. The Maryland Energy Assistance office at 2700 N. Charles is CLOSED permanently.
3. You must now apply at any of the following Maryland Energy Assistance locations:

Northern CAP Center
5225 York Road, 21212
Northwest CAP Center
3939 Reisterstown Road, 21215
Southern CAP Center
606 Cherry Hill Road

Southeast CAP Center
3411 Bank Street, 21224
Eastern CAP Center
1731 E. Chase Street, 21213

4. You can then apply online for Fuel Fund help.  The Fuel Fund website to “get help” is:
5. As you complete the Fuel Fund “get help” screen, you will see a checkbox next to “Partner Agency.”  Check the box and then find the Franciscan Center in the drop-down choices.
6. The Franciscan Center will receive your request and one of our staff will contact you.

FY 2018 By the Numbers:
More than 300,000 Meals Served
6,753 Emergency Pantry Bags Distributed
4,190 men, women and children provided with clothing
95 Men Outfitted in Professional Clothing
209 Families Received Utility Assistance
179 Evictions Prevented
609 Birth Certificates Obtained
598 MVA Identification Cards Secured
185 people received medical prescriptions
4,606 Visits to the Technical Resource Center
993 Transportation tokens distributed
561 Counseling sessions

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