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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

  • 845-486-3000
  • 845-486-3090
  • Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS)
    60 Market Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Monday - Friday, 9 am-5:00 pm
    (Doors open at 8:30am)

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