Cooling Benefits

The HEAP Cooling Assistance benefit opens May 1, 2020.

If you are eligible, you may receive one Cooling Assistance benefit per applicant household for the purchase and installation of an air conditioner or a fan to help your home stay cool.

Cooling Assistance Component (CAC) provides an air conditioner or a fan to HEAP-eligible households that include an individual with a documented medical condition that is exacerbated by extreme heat.

Those applying must be, or have:

  • ID for household members.
  • Utility bills.
  • Income eligible.
  • If received unit within the past ten years = not eligible. 

Your total household gross monthly income for your household size must be at or below the following guidelines:

2019-2020 HEAP Benefit Gross Monthly Income Guidelines

Household Size

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

1

$2,494

2

$3,262

3

$4,030

4

$4,797

5

$5,565

6

$6,332

7

$6,476

8

$6,620