This federal website serves as a hub for information about the variation that exists among LIHEAP grantees in the operation of their programs. We also provide the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) service, which refers households needing assistance to a local LIHEAP office and other assistance entities if available. To learn more about the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, please see the “Who We Are” page.
NY Program Provides AC Units for Eligible Low-Income New Yorkers
July 20, 2018 – The New York Human Resource Administration is administering the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Cooling Assistance benefit. They will provide air conditioning units to low-income eligible applicants on a first-come first-serve basis.
One air conditioner per household will be provided and installed. The assistance will cover up to an $800 installation cost. If an air conditioning unit cannot be safely installed at the residence, a fan will be provided instead.
Eligibility for the HEAP assistance includes: