- ABOUT US
- OUR PROGRAMS
- Early Childhood Services
- Adult Day Services
- Residential Services
- Family Support Services
- Medicaid Service Coordination
- Foster Care and Adoption
- Family Service Centers
- HIV/AIDS Services
- Youth Programs
- Energy Assistance
- OUR AFFILIATES
- NEWS & EVENTS
- HOW TO HELP
- CONTACT US
HeartShare assists individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and provides vital services to children and families.
OUR PROGRAMS: Energy Assistance
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Neighborhood Heating Fund?
The Neighborhood Fund was founded by KeySpan to help low-income families and individuals with elevated heating bills meet their monthly payments. This program covers Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island and runs from December through March. Individuals can receive up to $200 depending on the amount of their bill, and may only apply one time per year. Applications may be obtained during the heating season by calling (718) 522-6514. You may also apply through the offices of many members of the New York City Council and New York State Assembly and Senate or HeartShare Family Service Centers. If you have additional questions, you may call (718) 422-4207.
What is the EnergyShare program?
EnergyShare was created by Con Edison to assist its customers who have difficulty paying their winter heating bills. To be eligible for assistance, individuals must have received a notice of disconnection and made at least one good faith payment. This is a one-time only grant of up to $200 towards your outstanding bill. Those who have previously received a grant, cannot reapply. Applications may be obtained by calling (877) 480-7427 or visiting one of HeartShare's Family Service Centers.
What is the Neighbor Fund?
The Neighbor Fund was created by Entergy to help low income families in the Bronx and Westchester pay their energy bills in the heat of the summer, running from July through September. Through this program, individuals can receive up to $50, depending on the amount of their bill. For an application, call (866) 504-COOL during the cooling season for a list of offices. Applicants may only apply to this fund once every two years. If you have additional questions, you may call (718) 422-4207.
What is Care & Share?
Care & Share was founded by National Grid in 1981 to help low-income families and individuals with elevated bills meet their monthly payments. It covers 37 counties in New York State.
Who is eligible for HeartShare's Energy programs?
All applicants must fall within the guidelines of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). Each program may have additional requirements. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Where are these services offered?
The Neighborhood Heating Fund covers Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, the EnergyShare program covers all of New York City and Westchester County, the Neighbor Fund covers the Bronx and Westchester, and Care & Share covers 37 counties in New York State.
What is the cost for these programs?
There are no application fees for these programs.
How are these programs funded?
These services are funded by National Grid, Con Edison, Entergy, and the generous support of our donors.
How can I support the Energy programs?
To make a donation to HeartShare's Energy programs, visit our Donate page.
Who do I contact for more information?
If you can benefit from our services, please contact us at (718) 422-4207 or email email@example.com.