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Fulton County assistance programs.

Fulton Community Action Agency, Inc. - Programs run include HEAP energy services which will help pay utility, heating and electric bills. Emergency services are also provided which include clothing, a free Food pantry, baked goods, information and referrals to Fulmont assistance programs, charities and other services in the community.

Other resources include W.I.C., free income tax preparation, Head Start, FEMA, Family Development Counseling and Weatherization. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), and guidance  on  processing various government programs for income eligible families. An innovative program known as Wheels-For-Work provides cars and auto repairs for low income families if they need their car for work related reasons.

The non-profit community action agency receives most of its funding from the federal government and private donations. So resources are limited. For more information on financial assistance programs or basic needs (such as food), the Gloversville New York agency can be reached at (518) 725-7110. Or learn more on Fulmont Community Action Agency programs.

Catholic Charities of Fulton is a local non-profit that is currently administering the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program for Fulton County residents. This is a federal government funded program that  will assist the low income and needy with rent payments, rental deposits, and utility bill arrearage. They also offer emergency financial assistance which provides funding to assist area families who are in danger of having their heating service or electricity shut off or who may need assistance to obtain heating oil, fuel, food, or prescription medicines. Financial assistance and support is also provided to people who are in danger of being evicted. Johnstown NY (518) 762-8313

Salvation Army of Gloversville - This agency is a great place to call for advice and consultations. They offer a food pantry, soup kitchens, holiday gifts and food, and even may be able to refer individuals to who to call for financial assistance. Call the Gloversville agency at (518) 725-4119. One of the services in highest demand is help with utility, cooling, and heating bills. The Gloversville agency may be able to help with those needs, including offering referrals. Click here for details on other New York energy assistance programs.





Fulton County Department of County Services is a government agency that runs and administers several low income programs. Among them include the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) which provides energy assistance to families with low incomes. The program by can offer qualified applicants regular and emergency cash grants (which are paid to dealers) for fuel for heating and utility bill related costs. Learn more New York heating bill assistance.

Other programs public and government assistance programs are administered as well. They mostly focus on the low income, unemployed, and people who are truly struggling and need some short term support. Some of the aid in Fulton County New York includes food stamps, temporary emergency financial assistance, free fans, medicaid applications, and more. Other employment programs may be offered too. Call (888) 208-4485

Fulton County Office for Aging can provide help to senior citizens in the area. Call them at 518-736-5650. The agency runs the Home Energy Assistance Program which assists in the payment of heating bills. They can also provide transportation to senior, free fan, food, job training and various other forms of assistance and information.




By Jon McNamara

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