92%

Amount of each dollar that goes to support our services and programs

Eligibility

Review the list below to see which programs you may be eligible for based on your family situation. For additional information on any program, click the program name. Services are open to residents of Otsego County.


Building Healthy Families

Early Head Start

  • Pregnant or a child under 3 years of age
  • Household income at or below 130% of Federal Poverty Level (see chart below)
  • Child is in foster care
  • Family is receiving TANF, SSI, or is homeless

Head Start

  • Child between the ages of 3-5
  • Household income at or below 130% of Federal Poverty Level (see chart below)
  • Child is in foster care
  • Family is receiving TANF, SSI, or is homeless

The Children's Center

  • Families with business at the Otsego County Court Complex
  • Child between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years old

Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

  • Resident of Oneonta School District
  • Child must have turned four before December 1


Energy Opportunities

  • Programs offered for homeowners of all income levels

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)

  • Household income at or below 60% of the State Median Income or recieving SNAP benefits, Temporary Assistance or Supplemental Security Income.
  • All households must apply online or through the local Department of Social Services
  • For more information

Weatherization

  • Household income at or below 60% of the State Median Income (see chart below)
  • Homes cannot have received Weatherization Services after September 30th, 1994.

First Time Homebuyers Program

  • Applicants must be a first time homebuyer. Click here for the program definition of a first time homebuyer.
  • Purchase a single-family home within the City of Oneonta
  • Successfully complete the First Time Homebuyer Education Course
  • Qualify for and secure a first mortgage
  • Contribute at least $1,000 to the down payment on a home
  • Household income at or below 112% of HUD Median Income (see chart below)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Pregnant and postpartum women and/or children under the age of 5
  • Household income at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Level (see chart below) or recipient of Medicaid, TANF services,or food stamps.
  • Have a nutritional or health reason to qualify

Emergency Housing

  • Homeless or
  • At-risk of homelessness (i.e. late on housing payments/utilities, eviction notice)

Wheels to Work

  • Employed at least 20 hours per week
  • Meet program income eligibility guidelines. For more information, contact the program coordinator.

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

  • Primary or secondary victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault or
  • Innocent victim of a crime
Programs Maximum Annual Household Income/Family Size
1 2 3 4 5 6
Early Head Start/Head Start $15,444 $20,826 $26,208 $31,590 $36,972 $42,354
WIC $21,978 $29,637 $37,296 $44,955 $52,614 $60,273
Weatherization $26,928 $35,220 $43,500 $51,792 $60,072 $68,364
First Time Homebuyers** $38,976 $44,531 $50,086 $55,642 $60,122 $64,602
Assisted Home Performance $35,104 $45,904 $56,704 $67,504 $78,304 $89,104
Energy Opportunities No Income Limits      

**  Income eligibility for the First Time Homebuyers Program is based on adjusted gross income as reported on Federal tax returns.