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Available Energy Assistance Programs for Long Islanders

1. Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

A federally funded program that assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency.

Available Benefits

Regular Benefit: for households that pay a high proportion of household income for energy.

Emergency Benefit: for qualifying low-income New Yorkers who are facing a heat or heat related energy emergency and do not have resources above the established limits.

Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement: for eligible low-income homeowners repair or replace primary heating equipment necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional.

Cooling Assistance: for cooling assistance services to HEAP eligible households that include an individual with a documented medical condition that is exacerbated by heat.

Who can apply

To apply for Heap your total household gross monthly income for your household size must be at or below the following guidelines: View Monthly Income Limits

How to apply

Apply online  or call one of the following numbers:

Suffolk County

Suffolk County Department of Social Services

200 Wireless Blvd. Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 853-8825

County Office for the Aging

(those 60 years of age and older can apply here)

(631) 853-8326

After Hours Emergency Contact

Emergency Services

(631) 854-9100

Nassau County

Nassau County Department of Social Services

60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Uniondale, NY 11553

(516) 227- 7605

County Office for the Aging

(those 60 years of age and older can apply here)

(516) 227-7386

Other Certifiers

EAC, Inc. (516) 565-4327

After Hours Emergency Contact

DSS  (516) 573-8626

2. Project Warmth Emergency Fuel Fund

United Way of Long Island’s Project Warmth program is the region’s only non-governmental emergency fuel fund.

Available Benefits:

One-time grants for residents facing heating and utility emergencies, paid directly to their vendor companies.

Who can apply

Long Islanders who have exhausted or are not eligible for government help through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

How to apply

Call 1-888-774-7633  Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm or Sunday 12 – 4 pm

3. JOE-4-OIL

The Oil Heat Program offers free heating oil to people in financial need who can’t afford to pay their heating bills.

Available Benefits:

A one-time delivery per heating season of 100 gallons of home heating oil for free

Who can apply

You are eligible if you have a financial hardship and need help paying your heating bills. There are no citizenship requirements. You do not need proof of immigration status.

How to apply

Call 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645) to apply

4. NYSERDA Heating System Clean And Tune Program

Funded by the State of New York

Available Benefits:

Covers the costs of home heating system cleaning and tune-ups, and may provide funds for justifiable repairs and minor part replacements.

Who can apply

All HEAP qualified households

How to apply

Call NYS HEAP Hotline at 1-800-342-3009

5. Residential Energy Affordability Partnership

REAP is a program for income-eligible customers designed to help them save energy and lower their electric bills.

Available Benefits:

Free home energy survey and installation of the following:

  • High-Efficiency Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Energy-Efficient Appliances
  • Electric Water Heater Pipe Insulation – For electric hot water heater customers only.
  • Energy-Efficient Water Flow Devices – For electric hot water heater customers only.

Who can apply

1) You need to have a PSEG Long Island Account

2) Comply with income guidelines and size of household

How to apply

Call the REAP Program Call Center toll free at 1-800-263-6786 to schedule an appointment

6. Weatherization Assistance Program

A free program provided to low-income Long Islanders, especially the elderly and disabled, aimed to make their homes more energy efficient. An energy audit is conducted by a building analyst, using a variety of tests and tools, to determine the most cost-effective means of reducing energy consumption in the dwelling.

The WAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered through the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Energy Services Bureau.  CDCLI has managed the program for the State of New York since the late 1980’s, currently serving over 600 households on an annual basis in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Available Benefits:

A free energy assessment to determine the most cost-effective means of reducing energy consumption

Who can apply

Low-income Long Islanders – income guidelines and application

How to apply

Call (631) 471-1215 X102

7. EmPower New York

EmPower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers. Nearly 100,000 of your neighbors are saving energy and saving money with EmPower New York — without spending a dime.

Available Benefits:

Whether you own your home or rent, a participating contractor assesses if your home would benefit from free energy upgrades such as:

  • Air sealing to plug leaks and reduce drafts
  • Insulation to make your home more comfortable all year round
  • Replacement of inefficient refrigerators and freezers
  • New energy-efficient lighting
  • Plus, free health and safety checks of your smoke detectors, appliances and more

Who can apply

Income-eligible residents – guidelines

How to apply