Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

This federal program assists low-income families and individuals with utility and fuel payments.  There are two components to this program, regular and emergency benefits.  One regular benefit is issued to a household, but then if the household experiences an emergency it could be entitled to an emergency fuel and an emergency utility benefit.  The HEAP program also authorizes furnace repairs/replacements.

The HEAP season runs from November through April (approximately).

Applications are also accepted by Cattaraugus Community Action and for senior citizens by the Department of Aging.

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