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)

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

As of March 20, 2020, HEAP has suspended in-person assistance in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

  • If you do not have utility service, have a disconnect notice, or need assistance with a broken furnace, you may call our HEAP call...