The Federal Government has released additional Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding for New York, according to Senator Ken LaValle. The extra funding will enable New York to continue operating the regular benefit component of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) into February. Senator LaValle said, “Long Island has faced many difficult storms and extremely low temperatures already this season. The federal monies will provide those qualifying families with much needed help for their home heating bills.”
Eligible households in New York may receive one regular HEAP benefit per season and could also be eligible for an emergency benefit if they are in impending danger of running out of fuel or having their utility service shut off. HEAP is a federally-funded program administered through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). “I urge everyone who believes that they might be eligible to visit the website or call for information.” concluded Senator LaValle.
To see if you qualify and for detailed information and to apply visit: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/ or call 1-800-342-3009.