The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a program that helps low-income households pay their home energy costs. 

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a program that helps low-income households pay their home energy costs. The program can also help with certain essential heating equipment repairs. You may be able to get HEAP if:

  • you receive Temporary Assistance
  • you receive SNAP benefits
  • your income is at or below current set guidelines
  • You receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If you qualify, HEAP may be able to help you if your source of heat is: natural gas, propane, oil, electricity, wood/wood pellets, kerosene, coal or corn.

The HEAP year generally begins in mid-November and closes in mid-March or when the program funding is exhausted. A cooling component that assists medically needy households with the purchase of air conditioners may also be available during the warmer months. Most benefits are paid directly to the heating/utility vendor.

The income guidelines and benefits amounts are subject to change on a yearly basis.