The Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits
Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability.
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.
HEAP Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.
CONTACT: Kathleen Buschynski, Head Social Welfare Examiner or Joan Radliff, Principal Social Welfare Examiner
Proof of residency, Proof of income, Current fuel/utility bill, Birth certificate of all household members, Social Security card
APPLICATION 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
Regular HEAP Eligibility - Low income families with children under 6, individuals ages 60 and up, and those with a permanent disability, receiving Food Stamps, TANF or SSI
Emergency HEAP Eligibility – Low income families and individuals dealing with an emergency situation
Furnace Repair/Replacement Eligibility – Low income homeowners