Additional Funding Available To Those Who Fell Behind On Their Heating Bills

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JAMESTOWN – Additional funding is available to help those in Chautauqua County who fell behind on their utility bills heat their homes this winter.

New York State announced $150 million in heating utility assistance has been allocated to help low-income households who fell behind on their utility bills during the pandemic.

This funding is specifically for those who qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) but for residents that did not receive other utility assistance from New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

State leaders report around 83,000 HEAP recipients fell behind on their utility bills with each household owing around $1,370.

Those interested in applying are asked to call the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services at (716) 753-4385.


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