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NEWS FROM
ASSEMBLYMAN
STEVEN CYMBROWITZ

45th Assembly District

Cooling Grants Available for Eligible Residents

Dear Friend,
 
Most of us are pleased to welcome the return of warm weather, but for many vulnerable residents without air conditioning the summer heat can have dangerous consequences. If you or someone you know falls into this category, please take note of the following information.
 
Gov. Cuomo has announced that $3 million is available to help New Yorkers who have medical conditions that can be aggravated by extreme heat to buy and install air conditioning.

This program will ensure that some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers can remain safe and cool in their homes when the summer weather is at its worst.

Cooling assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Home Energy Assistance Program is available to those households which meet the program's income guidelines and include a member who suffers from a documented medical condition exacerbated by extreme heat.

Last summer, more than 4,100 households across the state received cooling assistance. 

Applicants must provide medical documentation in writing, signed by a physician, physician's assistant or a nurse practitioner. The document must clearly indicate the need for an air conditioner and must be dated within the previous 12 months. 

Cooling assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Local departments of social services will accept applications through August 31, or until funding runs out, whichever comes first. 

For information on where to apply, visit http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/HEAP-contacts.pdf.

If you have any questions or need assistance with this or any other issue, please call my office at (718) 743-4078 or stop by 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
              Sincerely,
Albany Office:
LOB, Room 827 
Albany, NY 12228
(518) 455-5214
District Office:
1800 Sheepshead Bay Road
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 743-4078
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