Save Energy, Save Money This Winter

Here in Upstate New York, we are no strangers to cold winters. However, for renters and homeowners, the high cost of heating a home may prove to be a difficult task through these challenging times. That’s why I want to remind you about the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

Eligibility for the program has changed due to COVID-19. I encourage those seeking assistance with their heating costs this winter to check their eligibility.

To apply for HEAP, follow these steps and remember to act quicky – HEAP funding is only available until March 21, 2021, or until it runs out:

  1. Confirm your eligibility: For information on eligibility requirements, visit or call the HEAP hotline at 800-342-3009.
  2. Apply for HEAP: You can download a HEAP application online at
  3. Apply for Emergency HEAP: If you’re in a heat or heat-related emergency, you may be eligible for the Emergency HEAP benefit. Visit

Here are some other programs available through your service provider:

  • National Grid (Click Here)
    • 1-800-642-4272
    • Hearing and speech impaired customers may dial 711
  • New York State Electric and Gas (Click Here)
    • 800-572-1111
    • Hearing and speech impaired customers may dial 711
  • Schenectady County Department of Social Services (Click Here)
    • 518-388-4470
    • 797 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305-2704

Questions? Need more information? As always, my team and I are here to help in any way we can: call us at 518-382-2941 or send an email to

Your friend,
Angelo Santabarbara

Member of the New York State Assembly
111th District, Representing areas of Albany, Montgomery & Schenectady Counties