Contact HEAP: (518) 884-4146
Objectives: To provide energy assistance to families with low incomes by issuing regular and emergency grants to dealers for fuel for heating and utility related costs.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Target Population: Low income individuals and families.
Eligibility Criteria: Household size, gross income and resources, heat source and type of housing. Guidelines established by NYS and change annually. Program is seasonal and operational when funding is available.
How to Apply for Services: Telephone for requirements or may apply online.
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) for the 2021-2022 year is scheduled to commence on Friday, October 1, 2021 for regular benefits and close on March 15, 2022. The emergency benefit component will open January 3, 2022 and remain open through March 15, 2022. The Furnace Repair/Replacement component for the 2020-21 HEAP year will close September 30, 20221 and reopen for tho 2021-22 HEAP year on October 1, 2021. Although there are established closing dates they are contingent on available funding.