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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)




*Emergency HEAP 2nd emergency HEAP benefits available February 18th. Any applicants who have already received a Regular HEAP benefit and the 1st emergency benefit and are low on their fuel supply or has a shut off notice, is eligible for a 2nd Emergency HEAP benefit.


The regular HEAP season will open November 12, 2019

and will close April 24, 2020.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides assistance with fuel and utility expenses for income-eligible homeowners and renters. The HEAP program may also be able to help with furnace repair or replacement. The Tompkins County Office for the Aging processes HEAP applications for persons over age 60, and for those who receive SSI, or SSD, and do not receive Food Stamps. 

The current income eligibility levels for HEAP in 2019-2020 are as follows:

Household Size                Maximum Gross Monthly Income

        1                                             $2,494        

        2                                             $3,262

        3                                             $4,030           

If you think you may be eligible for HEAP, contact the Tompkins County Office for the Aging (607) 274-5482 for more information.

Or apply for HEAP online at the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website.