The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) sends representatives to the UJO’s 32 Penn Street office to assist clients with applications to the Heating and Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), a government program that provides funds for gas and electric bills in the winter.
The UJO helps eligible clients apply for a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a federal government program that works to help New York State residents save energy. The grant replaces old refrigerators and freezers with more energy efficient ones for free.
The UJO assists income eligible clients with applications for grants from Heartshare’s two subdivisions, Energy Share and the Neighborhood Heating Fund (NHF).
Energy Share: One-time $200 grant available to eligible New York City residents for emergency assistance with their electricity bill
Neighborhood Heating Fund: $200 grant available at the beginning of winter to income eligible residents of small buildings to help with heating bills