Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP is a federally funded program that assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency.
- Regular Benefit
Regular HEAP benefits assist households that pay a high proportion of household income for energy. The Regular Benefit Component of the 2014-15 HEAP season opened November 17, 2014 and closed March 27, 2015.
- Emergency Benefit
The HEAP Emergency Benefit Component assists qualifying low-income New Yorkers who are facing a heat or heat related energy emergency and do not have resources above the established limits. The Emergency Benefit Component of the 2014-15 HEAP season opened January 2, 2015 and closed March 27, 2015. If you have an emergency, contact your local department of social services office.
- Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement
The HEAP Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement Component helps eligible low-income homeowners repair or replace primary heating equipment necessary to keep the home's primary heating source functional. The HEAP Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement Benefit Component of the 2014-15 HEAP season opened November 10, 2014 and closed on January 09, 2015.
- Cooling Assistance
- The HEAP Cooling Assistance Program provides for cooling assistance services to HEAP eligible households that include an individual with a documented medical condition that is exacerbated by heat. Because the amount of funding is very limited, cooling assistance services will be provided on a first come, first served basis. The HEAP Cooling Assistance Program opened May 1, 2015 and closed on August 31, 2015.
- Income Guidelines
- 2014-2015 HEAP Gross Monthly Income Guidelines
Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your Local Department of Social Services Office or the NYS OTDA Hotline at 1-800-342-3009.
HEAP Related Links
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