Energy Assistance: HEAP
Home Energy Assistance Program
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income households pay the cost of heating their homes. If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of having your utility service shut off.
Regular HEAP Benefit:
Opens November 14, 2016, anticipated to close on March 17, 2017 or until funding is exhausted.
Emergency HEAP Benefit:
Opens January 3, 2017, anticipated to close on March 31, 2017 or until funding is exhausted.
Apply through the Department of Social Services on or after the above opening dates at otda.ny.gov/main/programs/heap.
Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your HEAP Local District Contact.