Kolb To Hold HEAP Seminar

Assemblyman Encourages Residents to Learn Program’s Benefits, Application Process
October 24, 2007

Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R,C,I –Canandaigua) is teaming up with Catholic Charities of Cayuga County to host a seminar on the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The seminar will be held Thursday, October 25, 5 pm to 6 pm at the Owasco Town Hall. The program helps thousands of low-income households across the state to stay warm in the winter season.

HEAP is a federally funded energy assistance program administered by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. This week’s seminar hosted by Assemblyman Kolb will provide residents an opportunity to learn more about the eligibility requirements, as well as details about the program’s benefit structure.

“I urge residents to attend the seminar to learn how HEAP can help defray high home heating costs, as well as the eligibility requirements of the program,” said Kolb. “With winter right around the corner, it is important New Yorkers do everything possible to prepare for the cold and high energy costs associated with the coming months. The program can help many stay warm in the winter, thereby, reducing the risk of health and safety problems.”

Assemblyman Kolb noted that the program’s Regular Benefit component will open soon; making it important that eligible residents learn the steps they need to take to ensure their application is filled out and submitted correctly.

If residents are unable to attend the seminar but would like information about the HEAP program and where to apply, they can call the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance at 1-800-342-3009.