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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a state program which helps income-eligible residents help pay for the cost of their heat and energy-related expenses.

The fastest and easiest way to apply for HEAP 24/7 is www.MyBenefits.NY.gov

HEAP Programs

There are several components to HEAP, including: 

  • Heating Equipment Tune-up benefit provides for equipment inspections and cleanings prior to the start of the heating season for eligible households.
  • Regular HEAP benefit is a supplement to assist low income households by paying a portion of their heating costs.
  • Emergency HEAP Component meets emergency heating needs, as defined by HEAP regulations.
  • Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement (HERR) assists eligible homeowners with furnace and tank repair or replacement.
  • HEAP Cooling Component provides for the purchase and installation of fans or air conditioners to eligible households.

Contact

Additional DCFS Locations

Only paperwork is accepted on Wednesdays for  Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and HEAP  (No in-person client interviews)

HEAP Season Dates

Applications for the various HEAP components can only be accepted during their respective time periods, which are:

Please be advised we cannot give out or accept any HEAP applications for these programs prior to their opening dates. Closing dates may vary depending on available funding.

How do I apply?

For fast, easy and confidential service, which is available 24 hours a day, visit www.MyBenefits.NY.gov where you can:

You can also apply for HEAP at the following Dutchess County locations:

DCFS Main Office
60 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
HEAP Telephone Number: 845-486-3249, HEAP Fax: 845-486-3232
Directions

DCFS Beacon Office 
223 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Tel: 845-838-4800, Fax: 845-838-4888
Directions

DCFS Eastern Dutchess Government Center
131 County House Road, Millbrook, NY 12545 
Tel: 845-677-5532, Fax: 845-677-5508
Directions

Office for the Aging (If you are 60 years of age or older)
114 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  
Tel: 845-486-2555
Directions
Office for the Aging on DutchessNY.gov

Community Action Partnership (has several locations in Dutchess County)
Tel: 845-452-5104 ext. 183
Community Action Partnership website 

Additional Information

To find out more about the HEAP program visit the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance HEAP webpage