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.

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 August 31, 2020 or until funding is exhausted.

HEAP is located at 460 Main St. in downtown Buffalo. Although...

The HEAP Cooling Assistance Component (CAC) benefit opened May 1, 2020 and will remain open through the close of business on August 31, 2020. The HEAP Cooling Assistance Component provides an air conditioner or a fan to HEAP-eligible households...