Delaware Opportunities is a community action agency, serving the citizens of Delaware County, NY, since 1965.


HEAP-(Home Energy Assistance Program )

Beginning November 17th regular benefits will be available for lower income families to help supplement their home heating expenses. The emergency benefits for the HEAP program will start January 2nd.

Persons receiving food stamps and/or public assistance will be assisted by the Delaware County Department of Social Services (607-832-5300). Assistance for people 60 or older is available from the Delaware County Office for the Aging.(607-746-6333) All other income eligible households will be assisted by Delaware Opportunities Inc.

Income guidelines for the 2014-2015 HEAP season are as follows:
Household size Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1 $ 2,194.00
2 $ 2,869.00
3 $ 3,544.00
4 $ 4,219.00
5 $ 4,834.00
6 $ 5,569.00
7 $ 5,696.00
8 $ 5,822.00
9 $ 5,949.00
10 $ 6,076.00
11 $ 6,534.00
11+ + $ 508.00

Households wishing to apply for HEAP may request to have an application mailed. Applicants not receiving benefits last season will be required to participate in either face to face or phone interviews. Interviews will be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Applicants are advised to apply for HEAP prior to being extremely low or out of fuel. Many fuel companies charge $35.00 to $150.00 for off route delivery charges, which is deducted from the HEAP benefit.

(If a client has an emergency after hours or on the weekend, they should contact the Delaware County Sheriff Department at 607-746-2336)


Program Coordinator: Joyce Tompkins (607) 746-1615

There are no events currently scheduled for this program.