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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.
Click HERE to learn more.

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 YorkEvents & Dates. Find your area and check the dates.

Senior Grocery Shopping (Volunteers)

Most towns have assembled a group of volunteers to assist seniors with grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Columbia County Office for the Aging is compiling a list of these contacts, which will enable our staff to make referrals should a senior from a particular town need assistance with these tasks.  Please contact Councilmember Dawn Brownson at 518-537-6272 to volunteer.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Fishing and turkey licenses may be purchased online at www.dec.ny.gov/permits at any time.  Anglers may use their privileges immediately by carrying their transaction number (DEC – LS#) with them.

The HuntFishNY mobile app may also be used through the Apple App or Google Play stores.  This way you will have an electronic copy of your license.

With any questions or concerns contact@dec.ny.gov.

If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please call the Town Clerk at 518-537-6868 or email toclerm@gtel.net to make an appointment or arrangements.

Thank you.

Clermont Town Board special meeting

The Clermont Town Board will hold a special meeting to discuss further park plans for the Hettling Park on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 1795 Route 9, Clermont and to discuss any other business, which may come before the board. All interested parties are invited to attend.

New York Transco Community Meeting to discuss the New York Energy Solution

Please join New York Transco at an upcoming Community Meeting to discuss the New York Energy Solution, a 54-mile electric transmission upgrade project running from Schodack to Pleasant Valley within existing utility corridors. Each session will start with a short presentation, followed by an open house.  

September 24th: 11am-1pm; 5pm-7pm
Clermont Meeting House
1795 Route 9, Clermont

See attached PDF for time and location of other sessions in our area.