Apply Now: Home Heating Help

Applications for the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) 2021-2022 are now open. See below for more information and additional resources.

Help with home heating costs is available for Nova Scotians living on low incomes. Applications for HARP opened on October 18 and run through March 31, 2022 for the 2021-22 heating season.

The annual program provides a rebate of up to $200 to low-income Nova Scotians who pay for their own heat.

“Heating costs can be very stressful, particularly for people with a low-income,” said Colton LeBlanc, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services. “The Heating Assistance Rebate Program is here to help with those costs. It’s a quick and simple application process with an option for direct deposits.”

The income threshold to qualify for the program is $29,000 for single-income households and $44,000 for family-income households.

Applications are available at http://www.novascotia.ca/heatinghelp and through Access Nova Scotia, Community Services and MLA offices.

Quick Facts:

  • on average, HARP provides more than 45,000 eligible Nova Scotians with a rebate of up to $200 to help with home heating costs
  • applicants who received funding in 2020-21 will be contacted directly via text, email or mail for the 2021-22 heating season
  • over the years, online application, direct deposit and income threshold expansion have made it easier for more people to apply for and receive their rebate faster

Additional Resources:

Property Tax Rebate Program for Low Income Seniors: https://beta.novascotia.ca/apply-property-tax-rebate-property-tax-rebate-seniors

HEAT Fund for low-income Nova Scotians in emergency need of heating assistance: https://salvationarmy.ca/maritime/home/programs/heat/

Nova Scotia COVID Relief Fund for low-income Nova Scotians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in emergency need of heating assistance: https://salvationarmy.ca/maritime/home/programs/covidrelief/

For more information on other Nova Scotia home energy programs, visit https://energyassist.ca/