Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides funding
to help pay heating bills for low-income individuals age sixty and over.
Applicants must pay for heat directly or pay for heat in their rent payment;
live in a HEAP-eligible residence; be US Citizen or Qualified Alien. Tenants
of government subsidized housing where heat is included in the rent or
residents of congregate care facilities, dormitories, group homes or institutions
are not eligible.
Recipients of public assistance, food stamps or SSI are income-eligible
for HEAP. All other applicants must meet the gross monthly income test
based on household size. These limits are set each heating season. Call
our office at 340-3006 to see if you qualify.
You can begin applying for a HEAP grant in October or November each year.
HEAP provides grants on a first come, first serve basis until the funds
provided for each heating season run out. If you received HEAP in the
past year from the Office for the Aging, you will automatically receive
a HEAP application for the present year. Call 340-3006.
Referral and Packaging Program (WRAP)
WRAP offers a variety of services and resources to low income, vulnerable
elderly to assist them in maintaining a safe, affordable, energy-efficient
Applicants must be full time Ulster County residents over age 60 and be
responsible for their own heating costs.
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