Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Households may be entitled to help provided by the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. 

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.

Regular HEAP eligibility and benefits are based on income, household size, the primary heating source and the presence of a household member who is under age 6, age 60 or older or permanently disabled. An eligible household may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year. Regular benefits for households that pay directly for heat based on actual usage are paid directly to the vendor that supplies the household's primary source of heat.

Income guidelines may be found at this web site (click link): https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/program.asp#income

For more information about the HEAP programs: https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/