The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program, which is administered by New York State to assist low-income families with their energy needs.

Multiple components are available to aply for heating assistance or services while the funding is available.

HEAP may be able to help you heat your home with:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil
  • Propane
  • Wood/Wood Pellets
  • Kerosene
  • Corn

HEAP is administered by the Departments of Social Services and Senior Services.

What's Happening in HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)

Regular HEAP (Heating) benefits extended until April 24

The Regular HEAP Benefit (Heating) component opened on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, and has been extended until April 24,...

The Emergency HEAP Benefit (Heating) component will open on on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Effective February 18, 2020 Erie County HEAP will be offering Second Emergency benefits for heat and heat-related...

Outreach locations are available within the community. By clicking on the "Calendar," you may access a scheduled outreach site closer to where you reside.

For more information and details on outreach information,...

Erie County HEAP is currently offering a Clean & Tune service for low-income homeowners. This service will allow a certified vendor to inspect and clean your primary equipment, if eligible. 

For more information on details with...