Maryland Fuel Funds
- The Victorine Q. Adams Fuel Fund, formerly the Baltimore Fuel
Fund, one of the oldest and largest fuel funds, was organized
in 1979. A seed grant of $10,000 was provided by Baltimore
Gas and Electric and it matches contributions dollar for dollar.
It pays up to $125 to clients facing shut-offs and provides utility
credits toward arrearages. It also operates an emergency oil program
which provides 100 gallons of oil to eligible families at nominal
Through a partnership with the City of Baltimore, applications for assistance are taken through two Mayor's Crisis Resource Centers, one conveniently located in an inner city shopping mall.
- The Fuel Fund of Central Maryland (FFCM) is an umbrella organization comprised of local fuel funds in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
- Most Maryland fuel funds, including the Victorine Q. Adams Fuel
Fund, have participated in the Partnerships in Energy Solutions
Program. The program was initiated in FY 1996 when LIHEAP
emergency money was released in April, after Maryland's LIHEAP
- Church, community and state funds for shelters who serve MEAP eligible; charities and service organizations not connected to fuel funds
2003: $3.9 million
2002: $4.1 million
2001: $5.3 million
2000: $1.9 million
1999: $2.4 million
1998: $2.6 million
1997: $1.8 million
1996: $2.5 million
1995: $2.7 million