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Home Energy Assistance Program


* Facilitates applications for financial assistance to low income individuals through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which offers various benefit components
  • Regular benefit: assists low income individuals with the cost of heating their home.  Regular HEAP applications: Open November 12, 2019.
  • Emergency benefit: assists low income individuals who are facing a heat or heat related energy emergency.  Open January 2, 2020.
  • Heating equipment repair or replacement: assists low income homeowners repair/replace their furnace.  Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement applications: Open November 4, 2019.
  • Heating Equipment Tune-Up: provides equipment inspections and cleanings prior to the start of the heating season.  Heating Equipment Tune-Up Component Applications: Open November 4, 2019.
  • Cooling Assistance: provides cooling assistance service to HEAP eligible households that include an individual with a documented medical condition that is exacerbated by heat. Cooling Assistance Applications: Open May 1, 2020.
*Please call for specific application dates.

Eligibility: HEAP income guidelines apply.

Application Process: By appointment, walk-in or apply online at www.mybenefits.ny.gov

Required Documentation: Proof of expenses, address, income.

Fees: No fee for service.

Herkimer County.

Herkimer County Department of Social Services

Herkimer County Department of Social Services provides temporary assistance and services to individuals and families in need.

301 N Washington Street
Suite 2110
Herkimer NY 13350

Website: herkimercounty.org/content/de . . . ts/View/10

Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day 8:30AM-4:00PM



301 N Washington Street
Suite 2110
Herkimer NY 13350


Lisa Monahan
Principal Social Welfare Examiner


Interpretation Services Available.

This program is offered at this site:

Herkimer County Department of Social Services

Main Address:

301 N Washington Street

Suite 2110

Herkimer NY 13350


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