Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps low income households pay home energy costs and funds programs for low cost residential weatherization and other energy related home repairs. HEAP is available to low income, TA and SSI households during the heating season (mid-November through April). For more information, go to https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/
The 2021 HEAP Cooling Benefit runs May 3 - August 31, 2021
For additional information, please visit https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/#cooling-assistance
In accordance with CDC and Department of Health recommendations, we are adhering to social distancing and public health protocols to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
As the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement (HERR) do not require in-person interviews, we strongly encourage the use of online, mail & fax applications for these programs.
When HEAP season is open, you can apply for a Regular HEAP Benefit:
By FAX: Fax to (845)334-5285
In writing / by mail: Print and mail the completed HEAP application to:
Ulster County Department of Social Services / HEAP
1021 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
The application can be found at https://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/
If you prefer that an application be mailed to you, please call (845) 334-5436
In person: You may drop off applications and copies of required documentation in person at the Department of Social Services or at one of three Ulster County Community Action Program sites. If applying at a Community Action Office, please call first. Once your application is received someone will call you for a telephone interview.
New for 2020
You may submit documentation through your Apple iOS or Android device using the NYDocSubmit app.
For more information please go to otda.ny.gov
Problem with your heating equipment?You may call (845) 334-5436 to apply for Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement benefits. The in-person interview and application requirement is temporarily suspended. The district will provide more information on how to submit the application and required documentation.