Home Energy Assistance Program HEAP

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that assists low income households with the cost of heating their homes during the winter months. The 2016-2017 Regular HEAP program begins November 14, 2016 and is scheduled to close March 14, 2017.

Emergency HEAP will open on January 3, 2017. The scheduled closing for emergency HEAP is March 15, 2017. The Saratoga County Office for the Aging will be accepting walk in applications for persons 60 years of age and older as well as those under 60 and disabled beginning November 14, 2016. Households that received a HEAP benefit last year will automatically be mailed an application for this year's program. If you would like to receive an application you may call the HEAP desk at 884-4111.

Applications will be mailed out when the program opens. The office will not have applications until November 14, 2016.If any member of your household is on SNAP (formally known as food stamps), please contact your SNAP case worker at 884-4146. The HEAP program provides a once a year benefit which is credited directly to your heating account. Regular benefit amounts are based upon the house holds monthly income and commodity used to heat your home. This years guidelines are as follows:

Household Size Maximum Monthly Income
1 $2,300
2 $3.007
3 $3,715
4 $4,423