Financial Aid/Voucher Services

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

 
General Information
Description of ServiceA federally funded, seasonal program (November-April) which helps low income families, seniors and individuals with a permanent disability, with the following benefits

Regular HEAP – helps with financial assistance for the payment of the primary fuel source. Assistance is based on income, families with a child under 6, an individual over 60 or who has a permanent disability.

Emergency HEAP – helps low income families or individuals who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and do not have resources to resolve the situation. Assistance is based on income, available resources, and the number of household members

Furnace Repair/Replacement HEAP – helps low income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. Assistance is based on income for household size and on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the heating source operational.

Cooling Assistance Program - Provides assistance for the purchase and installation of one air conditioner not to exceed $800 to eligible households. In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.
LocationEssex
Geographical AreaEssex
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessFully accessible, language line available for translation
Intake ProcedureCall 518-873-3695
Intake RequirementsApplication required
Additional RequirementsProof of residency, Proof of income, Current fuel/utility bill, Birth certificate of all household members, Social Security card
Helpful TipsAPPLICATION OPEN DATES 2018-2019
Regular Heap: November 13, 2018
Emergency HEAP: January 2, 2019-March 15, 2019
Heating Equipment Repair/Replacement HEAP: November 5, 2018-September 30, 2019
Air Conditioning: May 1, 2019-August 30, 2019
Clean and Tune Benefit: April 1, 2019-November 1, 2019
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityRegular HEAP Eligibility - Low income families with children under 6, individuals ages 60 and up, and those with a permanent disability, receiving Food Stamps, TANF or SSI

Emergency HEAP Eligibility – Low income families and individuals dealing with an emergency situation

Furnace Repair/Replacement Eligibility – Low income homeowners
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 132 Water St
Physical Site Address 2 PO Box 217
Physical Site City, State, Zip Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Main Phone 518-873-3695
Fax 518-873-3784
Service Location Email kleerkes@co.essex.ny.us
Web Address www.co.essex.ny.us
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: ESSEX COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Affiliated Program: HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)
This Service: Financial Aid/Voucher Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Air Conditioners (BM-3000.0500-030)
Electric Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-180)
Gas Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-250)
Heating Fuel Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-300)
Low Income (YL-3300.4500)
Older Adults (YB-8000)