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.