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2011 HEAP Season to Open Nov 16th

Author: SuperUser Account/Tuesday, November 1, 2011/Categories: General

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The Niagara County Department of Social Services today announced that the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will begin accepting applications for regular benefits on Wednesday, November 16, for the 2011-12 heating season. Applications for emergency benefits will begin being accepted January 3, 2012.

The maximum regular benefit an eligible household can receive is $500 for homes that heat with oil, kerosene or propane, and $300 for all others.

Last winter, more than 1.4 million households in New York State, including 11,500 households in Niagara County, received HEAP benefits.

To apply for HEAP, contact your local Department of Social Services or Office for the Aging. For more information on HEAP, visit Anyone can check if they may be eligible for HEAP, and an array of other programs, by answering a few, simple questions online at

The local contact numbers in Niagara County for HEAP are:

  • Niagara Falls Office:   (716) 278-8645  
  • Lockport Office:   (716) 439-7744  
  • Office for the Aging:   (716) 438-4020  

Niagara County HEAP Website


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