title_header

ERIE.GOV | Your information resource from the government of Erie County, New York


County Executive Elected Officials County Departments Living In Erie County Visiting Erie County Growing your business in Erie County State and regional municipalities

Legislator Hardwick announces HEAP Outreach will be held Dec. 13 at United Way


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

February was a very loud month for the United States.  Every time you turned around it seemed someone was shouting at someone else.  Much of this occurred at so-called “town hall” meetings held by various congressmen, as...

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus opposes a proposal by Governor Cuomo that would allow him to withhold State funding after the county has already set its budget. Should state funding be withheld mid-year,...

Just because February is the shortest month, does not mean there is nothing happening.  This is certainly the case at Old County Hall, as the County Legislature grapples with a number of issues vital to our community’s future.

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is pleased to announce that Erie County will receive federal grant funds through the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to bring a polling site in the City of Tonawanda into compliance with the Americans...

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, City of Tonawanda Clerk Gayle Syposs and Tonawanda Fire Chief Charles B. Stuart announced Jan. 12, 2017 that a new AED device had been installed at the Niawanda Park Pavilion. A second device will be...

oneilj - Posted on 06 December 2011

Erie County Legislator Kevin R. Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at United Way of the Tonawandas, 34 Seymour St., Tonawanda. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed. 

 

HEAP is a federally funded program to assistErieCounty residents with their heating bills. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.

 

“Due to the reduction of funding for the HEAP program, many residents are concerned that they won’t receive benefits this year. I encourage all eligible residents to submit their applications as soon as possible. If anyone needs assistance, they should attend this outreach event and work with a HEAP expert to complete the application process,” said Legislator Hardwick.

 

Applicants are requested to bring the following documentation to the outreach:

  • one (1) form of identification for all household members (birth certificates, license, Social Security Card)
  • Proof of income received within the last 30 days for all household members (pay stubs, SS or pension award letters, proof of child support, rental income, unemployment benefits, worker’s comp., etc)
  • Current heat and electric bills

 

If an applicant is missing information, they may be allowed to mail the information and complete the application process.

 

For additional information, please call the HEAP Hotline, (716) 858-7644. 

 

The Emergency HEAP component is tentatively scheduled to open Jan. 3, 2012.

 

For additional information or assistance, please contact Legislator Hardwick’s Legislative Office at (716) 858-8672 or email kevin.hardwick@erie.gov.