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New York State HEAP Program Update

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New York State’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is still open and available for low-income residents and households. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) opened the Regular benefit program on November 13, 2017 and opened the Emergency benefit component on January 2, 2018. Due to exceptionally cold temperatures and increased energy needs, OTDA opened a second Emergency benefit on Monday, February 12, 2018 to eligible households that have exhausted the Regular and first Emergency benefits and are experiencing a life threatening or crisis energy emergency. The Regular, first and second Emergency components are scheduled to close April 27, 2018 or when funding allocated to these components is exhausted. For updates on component closing dates, please

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