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Assemblyman Conte Announces 2010-11 HEAP Program

Jim Conte

Assemblyman Jim Conte (R,C,I,WF-Huntington Station) is encouraging eligible homeowners to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help offset the costs of heating one’s home this winter. *Individuals interested in receiving the regular benefit component of the 2010-11 HEAP may apply for the program on a first-come, first-serve basis. *

Assemblyman Conte noted that due to last year’s delays in administering the program, the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance allowed applicants who received HEAP benefits last year to mail in their applications for Regular HEAP prior to the program start date on November 1, 2010. Regular benefit applications are being mailed to all households that received a HEAP benefit in 2009-10. The mail-in option may be helpful in reducing long waiting times for the program.

HEAP is a federally-funded program that assists eligible households in meeting their home energy needs. HEAP is provided through the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and managed by local county social services departments. To find out if you qualify for the program, residents may call their county department of social services (see chart below), visit the state’s web site at: call the HEAP hotline at (800)-342-3009.

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2 comments to Assemblyman Conte Announces 2010-11 HEAP Program

  • We’ve been working with HEAP for over 15 years, and have seen it help many families in Huntington. It’s a wonderful program that helps needy citizens of all ages.

    This program does a lot of good for Huntington, so thanks to the powers that be for it.

  • Publius

    More socialist nonsense. Taking from Peter to pay Paul is not the role of government. There will never be an end to human suffering, which is what the left wing feeds upon. How about all the jobs that were lost because money that could have gone towards some economic good instead went to the govt.? What about all the people who don’t qualify to receive benefits from HEAP but DO qualify to pay taxes for it? And this guy is a Republican? Back to the circus, Jim – you are a true politician.

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