ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) — On Tuesday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced additional resources available to help New Yorkers save on home energy bills for the rest of the winter.
According to Hochul’s office, a second emergency benefit through the Home Energy Assistance Program is now available.
The option is available for New Yorkers in danger of running out of heating fuel or having their utility service shut off. The amount a household receives from HEAP depends on income, household size and how the home is heated.
In addition to the HEAP program, the state offers other home energy efficiency programs, home energy audits, and home weatherization assistance.
“We are at the peak of this winter season which can lead to higher heat and energy bills, and my administration will continue to take action to make utilities more affordable in New York,” Governor Hochul said. “It is important for New Yorkers to take advantage of the State’s cost assistance and residential programs to help reduce these energy costs. Following these tips can help save money and protect our vulnerable populations during the cold season.”
A list of offices by county can be found here.