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Fuel Assistance

What Are the Benefits and How to Apply

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides money to help low-income homeowners and renters pay for heating costs. The HEAP program is not intended to pay for all heating costs, but to assist in paying the heating bills. If you cannot afford to heat your home, pay electric bills, or would benefit from energy improvements such as new insulation, a new heating system, or energy efficient appliances, help may be available.

We are taking applications for the 2019/2020 heating season September 4, 2019 through July 15, 2020.

Apply by contacting us at (800) 866-5588.

Current guidelines of HEAP:

Am I Eligible?

  • The amount of assistance you may get from HEAP is based on your household size and income, energy costs, and other factors, based on the current guidelines If your heat is included in your rent, you may still apply for HEAP. Additional help may be available if you have less than 1/8 tank of heating fuel or are in danger of having utility services disconnected and you have no means to pay your energy company. HEAP may send funds to your vendor so that you will stay safe and warm.

How Do I Apply?

  • Please use the 800 number to apply for HEAP and to be automatically considered for the Home Energy Assistance Plan, Weatherization and Central Heating Improvement programs.

At the time of application, you should be prepared to provide:

  • Names and social security cards of all people living in your household.
  • Photo id for the primary applicant.
  • Proof of gross household income for the last 3 or 12 months. (Household income includes, but is not limited to: wages, social security, unemployment, pension, and disability payments.)
  • A current utility (CMP) bill.
  • If you rent, your landlord’s name, address and phone number.
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