January 18, 2004

Home Energy Assistance Program

As the weather doesn't show much sign of warming up, it's a good time to note that the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is available. The criteria for HEAP funding are on their web site, noting:

New York's benefit program is structured in such a way that higher benefits are provided to those households that: have larger percentages of their income spent on energy costs; contain a vulnerable individual; and have the lowest income.
Vulnerable individuals are defined as children under the age of 6, adults aged 60 or older, or disabled individuals.

The Ithaca Journal has been publicizing this program regularly, and the Elmira Star-Gazette has an article on the program and heating costs generally. (As always, Star-Gazette links only point to a given article for a week.)

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