Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Get Help with Your Heat

If you need help paying for your heat, you may qualify for federal assistance through HEAP.

Federally-funded Assistance

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 Arrears Supplement Benefit: Provides a one-time benefit of up to $10,000 towards past due charges for electricity and/or natural gas for qualifying households. Limited funds are available. Contact us today at 800-490-0025.
  • 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.