United Way of Long Island’s Project Warmth program opens on December 16, 2019 and will remain open until funds are exhausted. A customer may use a Project Warmth heating grant to pay for any fuel source: oil, gas or electric, propane, kerosene, coal, wood and an electric bill if electricity is needed to operate the heating source.
This year the Project Warmth program will provide up to $500 for a delivery of fuel and/or up to $200 to stop a disconnect from their electric or gas company. United Way of Long Island handles the clearinghouse of all grants and processes all payments to vendors. Project Warmth is for Long Island residents and those in the Rockaway areas serviced by PSEG.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
Among the eligibility guidelines applicants must meet are:
• Residency in Nassau County, Suffolk County or the Rockaway area in Queens (PSEGLI service area).
• Show a heating and/or fuel-related electric bill in applicant’s name and address that is in termination, pending disconnect or severely overdue (for any fuel source) or be financially unable to secure heating oil/propane/kerosene etc. when the tank is empty/near empty (1/4 tank or less).
• Demonstrate financial hardship and provide an acceptable explanation for arrears.
• Applicant may only receive one fuel and/or one fuel related electric assistance once within the program year.
• HEAP eligible clients must apply to Emergency HEAP before Project Warmth.
Dial 2-1-1 or 888-774-7633, available 9am-5pm, 7 days a week, for a referral to an intake agency in your area.