(WBNG Binghamton) According to a news release issued Wednesday, the 2012-2013 HEAP season opens Monday, November 19th.
Heads of households under 60 years of age seeking assistance must return a fully completed application and all required documentation to Opportunities for Otsego (3 West Broadway, Oneonta, NY 13820).
Applicants may be required to have a phone interview. In-person interviews are no longer required; however they are available upon request by calling 607.433.8061. Interviews will be held 8:00AM-5:00PM, Monday-Friday in Oneonta. Scheduling begins November 12th.
HEAP is a federally funded program, administered at the county level, which assists income-eligible households in meeting their winter heating costs. The program supports payment for electricity, propane, natural gas, wood, oil, kerosene, coal, or other heating fuels. HEAP may also coordinate furnace repair and/or a replacement benefit for homeowners with inoperable heating equipment.