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Home Energy Assistance/Utility Assistance/Weatherization Contact Information

Office For The Aging

 


Central Hudson Payment Assistance Programs and Services for Seniors

Location(s): 284 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information: 845-452-2700 or (800) 527-2714

Website: Central Hudson Services for Seniors

Sponsoring Agency: Central Hudson  Website: Central Hudson Payment Assistance Programs

Additional Information:
  • Serves Dutchess County
  • Languages: Resources Available
  • Call for information
  • Business Hours: M-F 8 am - 6 pm  Sat. 9 am - 1 pm
  • Programs offered include: Budget Billing, Deferred Payment Agreements, Extra Security Plan, Good Neighbor Fund, Life Support Program, Help During Hospitalization, and Third Party Notification

Information last verified:  5/16/2017

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EmPower New York

Location(s): PO Box 2489, Syracuse, NY 13220-2489

Contact Information: 1-800-263-0960

Website: EmPower New York

Sponsoring Agency: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)  Website: NYSERDA

Additional Information:
  • Applications available at the Dutchess County Office for the Aging
  • Provides "free" energy saving measures for your home
  • Provides tips and strategies on how to better manage energy usage on a daily basis
  • Identifies and fixes energy-related health and safety concerns
  • Must be HEAP eligible or participate in a utility payment program or have a household income below 60% of state median income.
  • Homeowner or renter (in building up to 4 units)

Information last verified:  5/25/17

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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Location(s): Dutchess County Office For The Aging, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (60 and older only)

Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services, 60 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

Contact Information: 845-486-2553 - Office For The Aging

845-486-3250 - Department of Community & Family Services

Website: Home Energy Assistance Program

Sponsoring Agency: DC Dept of Community & Family Services  Website: DCFS HEAP

Additional Information:
  • Serves Dutchess County
  • Opens in the Fall & closes in the Spring 
  • Call for information
  • Business Hours: M-F 9 am- 5 pm at the Office for the Aging
  • Income eligible program
  • Applications accepted by mail, fax, or in person
  • Application available online at the above website

Information last verified:  5/16/2017

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New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) Energy Assistance Program

Location(s): Terravest Corporate Park, 35 Milan Rd, Brewster, NY 10509

Contact Information: 1-800-572-1111

Website: NYSEG Energy Assistance Program

Sponsoring Agency: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation   Website: NYSEG

Additional Information:
  • Serves Eastern Dutchess County
  • Available during the heating season, when program funds are available
  • Must have received a NYSEG termination notice
  • Languages: Resources Available
  • Call for information (845-877-9272)
  • Business Hours (phone): M-F 7 am- 7 pm. Office open for walk-in M-F 8am - 4:30pm
  • Must be a NYSEG customer.  HEAP grant customers eligible for monthly bill credit
  • Qualified households eligible for arrears forgiveness
  • Program enrollment available as space permits

Information last verified:  5/25/2017

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Project SHARE (New York State Electric and Gas Corporation)

Location(s): Dutchess County Community Action Partnership, 3414 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY 12522

Contact Information: 845-877-9272

Website: NYSEG Project SHARE

Sponsoring Agency: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation  Website: NYSEG

Additional Information:
  • Serves Eastern Dutchess County
  • Available during heating season and while funding lasts
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Call Dutchess County Community Action Dover Plains office for appointment to apply.
  • Business Hours: M-F 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
  • Must have an active NYSEG account and meet HEAP income guidelines.  All other assistance programs must be exhausted.
  • Must have received a termination notice
  • Active duty military and well discharged veterans may qualify regardless of income.

Information last verified:  6/2/2017

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Weatherization Assistance Program

Location(s): 84 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information: 845-452-5104 x127

Fax: 800-621-7158

E-mail: info@dutchesscap.org

Website: Weatherization Assistance Program

Sponsoring Agency: Dutchess County Community Action Agency, Inc.  Website: Community Action Partnership

Additional Information:
  • Applications and referrals available at Office for the Aging
  • Provides "free" energy saving measures for your home
  • Performs energy audits
  • Business Hours:  M-F  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Identifies and fixes energy-related health and safety conditions
  • Must be HEAP eligible
  • Homeowner or renter (in a building of up to 4 units)

Information last verified:  5/24/17

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Todd N. Tancredi,Director Todd N. Tancredi
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