Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Get Help with Energy Costs
If you need help paying your energy bills, you may qualify for federal assistance through HEAP.
Find out if you qualify for assistance through HEAP and learn how to apply on the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance site.
HEAP is a federally funded program that assists qualifying New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. HEAP benefits are not a loan. You do not have to repay any assistance received through this program. There are two main types of benefits:
- Regular Benefits: Based on income, household size and primary heating source.
- Emergency Benefits: For qualifying low-income New Yorkers who are facing heat or heat-related energy emergencies.