YCCAC Now Taking Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Applications for 2021 Season
YCCAC’s Energy Services program is now accepting Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) applications for the 2021 heating season.
HEAP appointment cards have been mailed to all eligible York County HEAP recipients from last year. The cards include the last phone number on record as well as a pre-booked appointment for each recipient.
The first appointments are for HEAP clients who may be susceptible to hypothermia: aged 60 years or older, households with children age 6 years and under, and clients with a doctor’s diagnosis. All remaining HEAP clients from last year will follow soon after.
New clients or York County residents who did not receive HEAP services last year may call (207) 459-2950 to schedule a HEAP application appointment.
The HEAP Eligibility Guidelines have changed from last year. Also important to note is that renters who pay for their heat directly, or who pay for their heat through their rent, are eligible for HEAP benefits if they otherwise qualify. If the client’s phone number or address has changed, they should call 459-2950 to correct that information.
The application process is fairly simple. A HEAP intake worker will call the client on the scheduled day and take the necessary information by phone. The phone call usually lasts about 15 minutes. A packet, including the HEAP application, will be mailed to the client for completion and a signature. Also included in every packet is a “Reminder Form” listing the documentation the client will need to provide to complete the application. The paperwork will then be returned to the Fuel Assistance office, either Sanford or Biddeford.
We strongly encourage all eligible York County residents to apply for HEAP. The program is designed to assist with a portion of the client’s annual fuel needs. Savings from fuel costs can be used for other critical household goods, such as food, medicine and clothing.