An additional $15 million is available to help eligible New Yorkers facing a home heating emergency this winter. Starting Tuesday, February 18, households can apply for a 2nd emergency benefit through the Home Energy Assistance Program if they are in danger of running out of fuel or having their utility service shut off and have already received assistance from HEAP once this winter. The deadline to apply for both regular and emergency HEAP benefits has been extended until April 24. Applications can be found at otda.ny.gov.