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Emergency Heat

The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) provides emergency heating assistance once per season when funds are available. In order to qualify for ECIP, you must already be a HEAP recipient.

Additional help may be available from November thru April if you have less than or equal to a 3-day supply of of Home Energy. This means:

  • Reading of 1/8 tank or less on a standard 275 gallon heating oil tank.
  • Reading of 25% or less on a propane tank.
  • 3-day or less supply guideline applies to other Home Energy types – e.g., firewood, wood pellets

You can also possibly qualify if you are in danger of having utility services disconnected that directly effect your ability to heat your home, and you have no means to pay your energy company. HEAP may send funds to a vendor for you so that you will stay safe and warm.

For questions regarding ECIP please call (207) 859-1500