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 apply 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

Request to have a HEAP application mailed to you here. Click here to print an application at home.

The New York State OTDA has waived in-person interviews, and members of the public are encouraged to use other application-access points, which are listed Here

2020-21 HEAP Program Updates!

Click Here for a guide to the upcoming 2021-21 HEAP season in Erie County

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

The NYS OTDA has waived in-person interviews at the HEAP Office. However, it is encouraged that members of the public pursue the variety of ways to apply for HEAP, information that can be accessed by...

The Erie County Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Cooling and Emergency benefit programs will close for the season on Monday, August 31, 2020.

HEAP is located at 460 Main St. in downtown Buffalo. The New York State OTDA waived in-...

The HEAP Cooling Assistance Component (CAC) benefit closed for the season at the conclusion of business on August 31, 2020. The HEAP Cooling Assistance Component provides an air conditioner or a fan to HEAP-eligible households that include an...

Click Here for information related to the Erie County Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), including required documentation for program...

Click Here for an overview of the 2020-21 HEAP season.