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BACKGROUND
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded energy assistance program. New York's grant is allocated among OTDA for a heating benefit program, the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal for weatherization activities, and the State Office for the Aging for outreach and referral activities. Applications are taken at all local departments of social services. For information on where to apply, call 1-800-342-3009.

Recent Developments
Update on HEAP Funding: New York's Low Income Home Energy Program May Close Early if Federal Funding Is Cut - 12-05-02

The Regular component of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is open, effective Tuesday, October 1st, 2002.

The Emergency Benefit component of the 2002-2003 Home Energy Assistance Program will open Friday, November 1st,2002.

Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your County Social Services Office or to the NYS HEAP Hotline at 1-800-342-3009.

PULP's Winter Extra 2002-2003

State Documents
GIS - HEAP Closing for 2003
HEAP Plan 2003
Attachments for HEAP Plan
GIS 02 - 2002-2003 HEAP Program
Printable HEAP 2002-2003 Application
Emergency HEAP payments may not be made to Energy Services Companies (ESCOs).
GIS2000 -TADC029 - Counties are instructed to deal with applicants for assistance in coping with energy emergencies by considering eligibility for Regular HEAP first, then Emergency HEAP. If these federally funded programs do not meet the need, then other state assistance program eligibility is considered.

Resource Materials
96-ADM-9 - This Administrative Letter advises counties on how to implement the emergency utility arrears repaymnet program. Counties must first consider eligibility for HEAP before providing assistance to this program for persons not eligible for regular public assistance. This program requires applicants to sign an agreement to repay the county for utility arrearage assistance.

Statute _ Regulations
HEAP Regulations

NY Social Services Law 97 - The Home Energy Assistance Program