Energy Assistance & Community Development

HeartShare equips low-income families with essential resources to stay safe and healthy.

Helping Low-Income New Yorkers Stay Safe and Healthy

HeartShare Energy Assistance & Community Development uplifts low-income families throughout New York State. In partnership with utility companies, elected officials and community organization, we administer small grants to people experiencing poverty, such as veterans and senior citizens, handle utility costs through extreme weather.

HeartShare’s efforts include an annual trip to the Capitol, where the team advocates for federal funding, such as for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Reflective of HeartShare’s dexterity in responding to the needs of the community, HeartShare’s Community Development Program also has been deployed under dire circumstances. We helped families get back on their feet following Superstorm Sandy. Together, these services ensure that our most vulnerable New Yorkers are safe and healthy.

EnergyShare (in partnership with Con Edison)

12 MetroTech Center, 29th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
(877) 480-7427

Applications: Available in January

Eligibility: Applicants must have a disconnection notice on their Con Edison accounts. This grant is available to residents of the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County and only can be received once every three calendar years.

Grant Amount: Grants up to $200 are available.

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Care & Share (in partnership with National Grid)

12 MetroTech Center, 29th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
(855) 852-2736

Applications: Available in January

Eligibility: Applicants must exhaust all sources of HEAP before applying and have an active account with National Grid. This grant is fuel-blind, available to residents of upstate counties and can be received once per heating season.

Grant Amount: $200.

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Neighborhood Heating Fund

12 MetroTech Center, 29th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 522-6514

Applications: Available in December

Eligibility: Applicants must have an open balance on their National Grid heating accounts. This grant is only available to residents of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island who live in a 1-2 family house or pay for heat in their apartment. This grant can be received once per heating season.

Grant Amount: $200.

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Project SHARE Heating Fund

12 MetroTech Center, 29th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
(844) 579-2746

Applications: Available in January

Eligibility: Applicants must exhaust all sources of HEAP before applying, have an active account with NYSEG or RG&E and must have an energy emergency. Active military and well-discharged veterans, regardless of income, are welcome to apply. This grant can be received once every 12 months.

Grant Amount: Grants up to $350 are available.

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“It takes an interwoven, communicative and dedicated state-wide network of community organizations, elected officials and utility companies to keep low-income families warm, safe and healthy."