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HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a households annual energy cost. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. Additionally, HEAP offers a furnace repair and/or replacement benefit for households with inoperable heating equipment.

An Emergency HEAP approval provides gas/electric customers with a 30-day hold on terminations, allowing for time to apply for Project Warmth and make deferred payment arrangements with the vendor. Project Warmth is open for grants from December 1 until funds are depleted. 

The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program has delivered millions of gallons of discount home heating oil to poor and elderly households in Massachusetts and other cold weather states since 1979.  This unique program helps protect needy families from volatile heating oil prices, which often leave households having to choose between heating the home and paying for other life essentials, such as food, health care, or clothing. 

Are you in a bind?
Find out which program can assist you

Family and Children’s Association (FCA), one of Long Island’s largest human service organizations, is offering free advice to those who may be eligible for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).  HEAP is a federally-funded program that operates through NYS Office for Temporary and Disability Assistance and provides once-a-year heating assistance to eligible households.

Assistance Programs

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