ALBANY – The Cuomo administration has announced $372 million is available statewide for home heating through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) this coming winter.
In a press release, the governor’s office says the money will help low and middle income families heat their homes. Applications are due by November 13.
The state says a household that demonstrates its eligibility can receive a one-time benefit of up to $726 this winter. Eligibility is based on income, household size and how the home is heated.
Last year, more than 1.4 million households received heating assistance through HEAP, which is overseen by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
"Higher energy prices are expected this winter and that makes it all the more crucial that people apply early since assistance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Without this assistance, the cold winter months would be even colder for many of our fellow New Yorkers," said Commissioner Samuel Roberts.
Update New York residents who want to apply for HEAP assistance can do so by clicking here.