Assemblyman Matt Titone: Working to lower energy costs for Staten Island families.
Assemblyman Matt Titone:
Energy-saving measures benefit Staten Island residents

Energy-saving measures

HEAP. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to lower income families and senior citizens by supplementing a household’s annual heating cost.

For more information, including how to apply, call the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance at (800) 342-3009, or visit To find out if you are eligible for HEAP assistance, visit

WAP. The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) assists income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their energy costs. Approved homes will receive an energy audit conducted by a trained specialist to see what efficiency measures can be made. Following the audit, up to $4,500 worth of energy-efficient improvements are made to the home, resulting in significant energy savings.

For more information, call the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal at (866) ASK-DHCR, or visit

Green jobs, green New York. The program provides financing to communities, homes, small businesses and not-for-profits to help revitalize the economy in an energy-independent and environmentally responsible way. Assemblyman Titone co-sponsored the legislation that the Assembly approved with unanimous, bipartisan support (Ch.487 of 2009).

Heat Smart New York workshops

Learn about low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy and reduce your energy bills by attending a Heat Smart New York workshop. Workshops are sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and are free. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign up, call one of the following workshops:

Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.

Branch Public Library

200 Clarke Ave.
Staten Island
(718) 668-0413

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m.

St. George
Branch Public Library

5 Central Ave.
Staten Island
(718) 442-8560

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m.

Dongan Hills
Branch Public Library

1617 Richmond Rd.
Staten Island
(718) 351-1444

For more information on the workshops, or how to save energy, visit or call NYSERDA at (866) 697-3732.
Energy-saving tips
Assemblyman Matthew Titone
Matthew Titone
853 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10310
(718) 442-9932
“It’s important that Staten Island residents know of all the available opportunities that can help keep their homes warm, protect the environment and allow them to keep more of their hard-earned money. That’s why I’m encouraging all eligible families to apply for heating assistance and all residents to take more energy-saving measures. I am committed to ensuring that every Staten Island family stays warm during the cold winter months and getting our economy—and our environment—back on track.”