Assistance Available for Energy Bills

Feds and Central Hudson offer help

The federal government will offer grants of $350 to $490 through Putnam and Dutchess county social services offices for fixed- and low-income customers who need assistance with winter heating bills.

Eligibility is based on family income and size and if a vulnerable individual is in the household. For example, a family of four earning up to $4,423 per month (or $53,071 per year) may qualify. The program also offers assistance with heating equipment repair or replacement.

To learn more, visit or call 845-486-3249 in Dutchess County or 845-808-1500 in Putnam and ask about the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). There is also information at

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