Having HEAP before the cold

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Home Energy Assistance Program – or HEAPis a federally funded program offering assistance with home heating costs and energy conservation.

Beginning November 16, HEAP will start accepting applications for 2015.

Those who do not currently have heat services activated, or have received a shut-off notice are encouraged to call the HEAP hotline at 858-7644 for additional instructions.

Benefits are given out based on income, household size and if there’s a vulnerable person in the home. Regular HEAP heating benefits range from $350 to $625. Heat included benefits range from $21 to $35.

Heap 2015-2016 Guidelines

HEAP Buffalo –  478 Main Street, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information or to apply, click here.

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