New York State has made available additional Home Energy Assistance Program beginning February 12. Households in danger of running out of heating fuel or having their utility service shut off will be able to apply for a second emergency benefit. According to Governor Cuomo’s office there has already been a 40 percent increase in requests for emergency heating assistance compared to last year in many parts of the state that have experienced persistently cold temperatures this winter. Applications for HEAP are accepted at local departments of social services in person or by telephone.

Here is a list of offices by county:

Otsego County Department of Social Services
197 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-1700
Days Open: Monday – Friday

Chenango County Department of Social Services
PO Box 590
5 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 337-1500
Days Open: Monday – Friday

Delaware County Department of Social Services
111 Main Street, Suite 4
Delhi, NY 13753
Phone: (607) 832-5300
Days Open: Monday – Friday