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project SHARE heating fund

Exciting news regarding our heating fund!

We have combined the strength of RG&E's and NYSEG's heating funds and developed a new program, the Project SHARE Heating Fund.  The Project SHARE Heating Fund is designed to help income-eligible customers with energy emergencies in both the RG&E and NYSEG service areas.

The Project SHARE Heating Fund is administered by HeartShare Human Services of New York, an organization with a proven track record of heating funds management. Every dollar donated goes to help those in need.

To receive a Project SHARE Heating Fund grant, you must:

  • Have an active account with either NYSEG or RG&E
  • Meet the HEAP income guideline
  • Have a heating emergency
  • Exhausted all other assistance programs, such as HEAP, food stamps, Medicaid and local or county emergency aid

Active duty military personnel and well-discharged veterans with an energy emergency may qualify regardless of income.

  • Customers can apply in person or by phone at conveniently located agencies or organizations. Click here to find the agency or organization closest to you or call
    toll-free 1.844.579.5555 for a recorded message. To apply by phone or speak to a representative, you can call toll-free, 1.800.599.HEART (4327) weekdays, 9 a.m. to
    5 p.m. EST.

The ways you can give:

  1. Through Automatic Giving, have RG&E add a whole dollar amount to your future
    RG&E bills.
  2. Add exactly $1, $2 or $5 to your next RG&E bill payment.  



Give automatically

You can have your donation deducted monthly by enrolling in automated giving. It's easy with our online form.