|Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)|
HEAP is a federally funded program that assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency.
Regular HEAP benefits assist households that pay a high proportion of household income for energy. The Regular Benefit Component of the 2015-16 HEAP season will open November 16, 2015. PLEASE NOTE no applications will be given out prior to the opening date.
HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY
The Emergency Benefit Component of the 2015-16 HEAP season opens January 4thand assists qualifying low-income New Yorkers who are facing a heat or heat related energy emergency and do not have resources above the established limits.
Please note that the Emergency Benefit is in addition to the regular benefit and:
If you have one of the emergency situations listed below, contact the department of social services office. If the Department of Social Services is closed and you have an urgent energy emergency, please call the Chenango County Sheriff's Office at (607)337-2000, and request to have the on-call caseworker contact you.