FEMA: Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
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New York State web site: Programs and Services by New York State
New York State web site: Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Columbia County HEAP contacts:
Columbia County Department of Social Services
PO Box 458
25 Railroad Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-9411
Days Open: Monday – Friday
New York State web site: Am I Eligible?
With the summer soon approaching, there is Cooling Assistance!
The Cooling Assistance program provides assistance for a free air conditioner to eligible older adults and people with certain medical conditions who are at higher risk of heat-related illness. Households that include an individual with a documented medical condition that is exacerbated by extreme heat are eligible. To qualify, you must have no working air conditioners, your air conditioner must be at least five years old or you must not have received a HEAP-funded air conditioner in ten years. In situations where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided. The air conditioner or fan is not to exceed $800.00 with installation. The program usually opens around the beginning of May, and closes around the end of August, or until funds are exhausted. Applications are usually accepted through the end of August.
For information on both programs, please call the Columbia County Department of Social Services, at 518-828-9411, and speak to someone in the HEAP Department.
Resources for assistance provided by the Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County
CCNCC_Color Resources Sheets.pdf
Regional food bank of Northeastern New York – Events & Dates. Find your area and check the dates.