New York State is handing out free air conditioners
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $3 million is available to help New Yorkers suffering from serious health issues that can be aggravated by extreme heat.
Governor Cuomo said:
"When the heat and humidity of summer arrives, it's important that vulnerable New Yorkers are able to stay safe and comfortable in their homes," I encourage anyone with a medical condition that is worsened by high temperatures to apply now, so an air conditioner can be installed before the first heat wave hits."
Last year, 4,000 households received cooling assistance.
It is not for everbody FYI To qualify, applicants must meet existing HEAP eligibility criteria and income guidelines,
This is a first-come, first-served basis. Local Departments of Social Services will accept applications through August 31, or until funding runs out.