Financial Aid/Voucher Services

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

 
General Information
Description of ServiceA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability.

Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source.

Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members

Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational.

Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.
LocationUlster
Geographical AreaUlster
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessCall for details
Intake ProcedureCall 845-334-5436 or NYS HEAP Hotline, 800-342-3009
Intake RequirementsApplication required
Additional RequirementsProof of residency, Proof of income, Current fuel/utility bill, Birth certificate of all household members, Social Security card
Helpful TipsAPPLICATION OPEN DATES 2019-2020
Regular Heap: November 12, 2019
Emergency HEAP: January 2, 2020-March 16, 2020
Heating Equipment Repair/Replacement HEAP: November 4, 2019-September 30, 2020
Air Conditioning: May 1, 2020-August 31, 2020
Clean and Tune Benefit: November 4, 2019-September 30, 2020
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCall for details
 
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 1003 Development Court
Physical Site City, State, Zip Kingston, NY 12401
Main Phone 845-340-3456
Other Phone 845-334-5125 (Central Intake) 877-914-3456 (Toll Free)
Web Address www.co.ulster.ny.us/aging
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: ULSTER COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Affiliated Program: HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)
This Service: Financial Aid/Voucher Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Air Conditioners (BM-3000.0500-030)
Electric Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-180)
Gas Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-250)
Heating Fuel Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-300)
Low Income (YL-3300.4500)
Older Adults (YB-8000)