Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) - The HEAP program is designed to offset fuel and utility costs for eligible families or individuals. HEAP funds are usually available mid – November until mid - March. The amount of this benefit is based on the type of household, income for the household and the type of fuel or utility.
For eligibility guidelines and application information go to: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/
Please note: The 2016-2017 Heating component of the Home Energy Assistance Program ( HEAP) will be closing effective 3/31/17.
The 2017-2018 Cooling component of the Home Energy Assistance Program ( HEAP) opened on 05/01/17. If you have received a HEAP benefit in the 2016-2017 winter season and a have a documented medical condition that is aggravated by extreme heat, you may be eligible for the Cooling component.
Please call (845) 807-0142 or apply in person at the Department of Family Services.