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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – Important Application Deadline

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – Important Application Deadline

Date Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Posted In: Communications & Advocacy

Maine Housing will stop processing new HEAP applications as of 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2024.  Based on the current rate of applications, approvals, denials, and average benefit paid, the deadline will enable the authority to serve all who apply before that date.  Maine Housing is advising the following:

“The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a program that provides a fixed amount of funding to Maine each year from the federal government. Based on the most current projections, we will not be able to guarantee payment for processed applications taken after 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2024. HEAP has now used over 75% of the funds available and has additional applications in the pipeline that we expect will use the remaining funds. We will make every effort to provide assistance to eligible applicants who submit a completed application by the deadline but cannot guarantee that assistance will be available. If you need assistance after the deadline, please apply and we will keep a waiting list should there be funding available. We will work through the pipeline as quickly as possible, but please know that assistance is not guaranteed.”

Maine Housing's Home Energy Assistance Program