HEAP - Home Energy Assistance Program

Dept. of Community & Family Services (DCFS)
Sabrina Jaar Marzouka, Commissioner


HEAP Can Help You With Your Energy Bills.

HEAP assists individuals with the cost of heat and energy-related expenses. Eligibility is based on household income. 

The Heating Equipment Tune-up benefit provides for equipment inspections and cleanings prior to the start of the heating season for eligible households.The Regular HEAP benefit is a supplement to assist low income households by paying a portion of their heating costs; the 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. To learn more about the HEAP program visit: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/program.asp.

HEAP Season Dates

Please be advised we cannot give out or accept HEAP applications for these programs prior to their opening dates.  Closing dates may vary depending on available funding.

  • Heating Equipment Clean and Tune - Open
  • Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement - Open
  • Regular HEAP - Opens November 13, 2018 and continues through the winter.
  • Emergency Fuel Depots - Opens November 13, 2018 and continues through the winter.
  • Emergency HEAP Component - Opens January 2, 2018 and continues through the winter.
  • Cooling HEAP Component - Closed


For fast, easy and confidential service, which is available 24 hours a day, visit www.MyBenefits.NY.gov  where you can:

  • Check to see if you are eligible for HEAP (and other benefits).
  • Apply for Regular HEAP benefits during HEAP season (usually Mid-November to Mid-March).
  • Track your application.


You can also apply for HEAP at the following Dutchess County locations:

  • DCFS Beacon HEAP Office (NEW)
    • 223 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508, Tel:  (845) 838-4800, Fax: (845) 838-4888
  • DCFS Eastern Dutchess Government Center
    • 131 County House Road, Millbrook, NY 12545, Tel: (845) 677-5532,
      Fax: (845) 677-5508
  • DCFS Main Office
    • 60 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    • HEAP Telephone Number: (845) 486-3249, HEAP Fax: (845) 486-3232
  • Community Action
  • Office for the Aging (If you are 60 years of age or older)