Fuel Assistance Programs

Fuel Assistance Programs Help Keep the Heat Flowing

Federal, state and local support for the fuel needs of qualified Long Island residents.

Fuel assistance programs for low-income families

Need help with your heating bills? Home Energy Assistance Programs can keep your family warm and worry-free-all winter long.

Tough times can make it hard for some families to pay their heating bills. At Burt’s Reliable, we do not treat our customers like mere numbers in a computer. If you’re having trouble keeping your account up to date, contact us. Together, we can come up with a plan that’s realistic for both of us.

If you need more help, you may qualify for the following fuel assistance programs in our area.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded energy assistance program. New York’s grant is allocated among the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) for a heating benefit program, the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal for weatherization activities and the state Office for the Aging for outreach and referral activities. Applications are taken at all local departments of social services. Read more.

Project Warmth

For more than 20 years, United Way of Long Island has helped area residents in need of home heating to keep warm by joining hands with individual donors, nonprofit, corporate and union partners in support of Project Warmth. This program began operation in 1994 to help Long Islanders who did not qualify for federal assistance programs due to income guidelines. Read more.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a free program provided to low-income Long Islanders, especially the elderly and disabled, to make their homes more energy efficient. An energy audit is conducted by a building analyst, using a variety of tests and tools, to determine the most cost-effective means of reducing energy consumption in the dwelling.

The WAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered through the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Energy Services Bureau. CDCLI has managed the program for the State of New York since the late 1980s, serving hundreds of households on an annual basis in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Read more.