Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a Federally funded program that assists eligible households in meeting their home energy needs. HEAP is a seasonal program providing assistance with home energy expenses to eligible low-income older adults aged 60 and over. New York’s benefit program consists of two components: regular and emergency benefits.

In order to be eligible for emergency benefits, a household/applicant must be in an emergency situation and be income eligible. An emergency situation is defined as having less than a 7-day supply of fuel, having utility service terminated, or having utility service scheduled for termination.

Weatherization Referral & Packaging Program (WRAP)

WRAP helps senior citizens reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. To be eligible for this program, persons must be aged 60 years or over, full-time County residents and have received HEAP.