Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)


Regular HEAP helps low-income households pay the cost of heating their homes.  One regular HEAP benefit per program year is available to eligible households.

HEAP may be able to help you if you pay for the following types of heat:

  • Electric
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil
  • Coal
  • Propane
  • Wood/Wood Pellets
  • Kerosene
  • Corn

Households that received the regular HEAP benefit may later be eligible for an emergency HEAP payment, if they still meet eligibility guidelines.  Emergency HEAP may assist households that are in danger of running out of fuel or have had/ are having their utility service shut off.

Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement (HERR) and Clean and Tune are other HEAP programs that may assist HEAP eligible households.  They may assist these households with repairing, replacing or cleaning existing heating equipment. Also, the Cooling Program assists in providing cooling equipment to those who are medically qualified and otherwise eligible.

For more information regarding: Eligibility, Benefits, Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement Benefit, Clean and Tune Benefit, Cooling Assistance or to Apply for HEAP, please visit http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/ or please contact Lewis County Department of Social Services at (315) 376.5400.