HEAP Cooling Program 2017
Help is available for Cattaraugus County residents with special medical needs during the hot months ahead from the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services.
The HEAP Cooling Program provides for the purchase and installation of air conditioners and fans to low income households that include a member with a medical condition that is intensified by the warm weather. This program will begin on May 1st, 2017 and run through August 31st, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first. Applications will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.
Last year, 192 Cattaraugus County residents were served through this state funded program.
Applicants must meet the HEAP income guidelines for the 2016-17 program year, and reside in a HEAP eligible living situation in Cattaraugus County. An application must be completed and applicants may require an interview. Interviews may be done in person at the Olean office of the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services or by phone. Applications may be received in person, by mail, by fax, or through an authorized representative. On-line applications are not accepted for this program.
To have an application mailed to you or for further information regarding this program, please contact the HEAP Unit at the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services at 716-701-3477, or 716-701-3474.
For more information, contact Wendy Green, Chief Examiner, at the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services at 701-3506.