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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

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The Chemung County HEAP Department is currently housed in the Human Resources Building as part of the Chemung County Department of Social Services Division. The Human Resources Building is located at 425 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY 14904.

Anyone interested in the Heap Components below, can find out more information on the requirements for each of the programs by utilizing the My Benefits link, or by calling and leaving a message on the HEAP line at 607-737-5368 for further guidance.

Regular Heap Component
If you are an individual who incurs a heating cost, or has a shelter expense with Heat included and are found eligible for this component, a Regular Heap benefit can help decrease your energy costs.

This component opens on November 2nd, 2020 and is anticipated to run through August 31st, 2021.

Emergency Heap Component
If you are an individual who incurs a heating cost with a fuel supplier where the account in your name, and you are in threat of losing heat (or have lost heat), and are found eligible for this component; an Emergency Heap benefit can prevent the loss of or restore heat.

This component opens January 4th, 2021, and is anticipated to run through August 31st , 2021

Clean & Tune Component
If you are an individual who is a homeowner and are found eligible for this component, the Clean & Tune benefit can help clean and tune your primary heating equipment. This is a general maintenance benefit with the primary goal being to clean the equipment or resolve minor repairs.

This component opens October 1st, 2020 and is anticipated to run through September 30th, 2021. 

HERR Component
If you are an individual who is a homeowner and are found eligible for this component, the Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement (HERR) benefit can help repair or replace your furnace, boiler or other direct heating equipment necessary to keep your home's primary heating source working. 

This component opens on October 1st, 2020 and is anticipated to run through September 30th, 2021.