[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature 3-14-2006 by Res. No. 210-2006 (Ch. 653 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Welfare — See Ch. 1180.
A Supplemental Home Energy Assistance Program (hereinafter referred to as "Suffolk HEAP") is hereby established and shall be administered by the Department of Social Services and shall provide $300 to eligible households. Suffolk HEAP eligibility shall be based upon the income guidelines established under the federally funded HEAP Program increased by 15% as further illustrated in Attachment A.
All applicants whose income qualifies such applicant for federally funded HEAP shall be funded solely through federally funded HEAP, and only those applicants who are income-ineligible for the federally funded HEAP Program but are within the established income standards as illustrated in Attachment A at time of application are entitled to the Suffolk HEAP benefit.
All prescribed documentation that is required for the federally funded HEAP Program shall also apply to Suffolk HEAP.
The Suffolk HEAP Program shall be administered by the Department of Social Services and shall follow the same calendar as the federally funded HEAP Program in New York State or until the funds that have been authorized are exhausted, whichever occurs first.
This chapter shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all requests for assistance occurring on or after February 15, 2006, consistent with the manner in which such requests were processed under Suffolk County Executive Order No. 5-2006.