Home Energy Assistance Program

About the Program
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally-funded seasonal program which assists eligible households with home heating costs and heat related electric needs. This year HEAP opens on November 16, 2015. To learn more about the program, view the HEAP Grant Guidelines (PDF).
The Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement Component of the Home Energy Assistance Program will end at the Close of Business on January 29, 2016.

Eligibility & Applications

Federal benefit levels have changed for the 2015-2016 heating season. Most Temporary Assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cases open as of September 2015 will be eligible for a HEAP grant and these individuals can receive HEAP benefits through their open cases. Most cases opened after this date will need to fill out an application.

Applications for HEAP can be made electronically at https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/ or at the local Department of Social Services.