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

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

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

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...

The Erie County Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Regular and Emergency benefit programs will remain open for the season until funding is exhausted.

HEAP is located at 460 Main St. in downtown Buffalo. Although HEAP is not currently...

The Erie County HEAP Cooling Assistance benefit program opens Friday, 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...