93%

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) OR
  • Family is receiving SNAP/food stamps, TANF, or SSI OR
  • Child is in foster care OR
  • Child is experiencing homelessness (e.g. living in a shelter, temporarily with family/friends, campground, or other non-permanent nightime residence)
  • Apply online

Emergency Housing

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

Energy Opportunities

  • Programs offered for homeowners of all income levels

Head Start

  • Child between the ages of 3-5
  • Household income at or below 130% of Federal Poverty Level (see chart below) OR
  • Family is receiving SNAP/food stamps, TANF, or SSI OR
  • Child is in foster care OR
  • Child is experiencing homelessness (e.g. living in a shelter, temporarily with family/friends, campground, or other non-permanent nightime residence)
  • Apply online

Housing Services

  • Programs offered for renters, potential homeowners, and homeowners of all income levels.
  • Discounts on online homebuyer education for low-to-moderate income households. See eligibility guidelines below.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

  • Resident of Oneonta School District
  • Child must have turned four (4) before December 1

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

  • Primary or secondary victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault OR
  • Innocent victim of a crime (e.g. DWI)

Weatherization

  • Household income at or below 60% of the State Median Income (see chart below)
  • Homes cannot have received Weatherization Services within the last 15 years.
  • Households in Otsego and Chenango Counties

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 SNAP/food stamps
  • Have a nutritional or health reason to qualify

* Fathers, grandparents, guardians, and others can apply for WIC on behalf of children under age 5 in their care.

 

Program Maximum Annual Household Income/Family Size
1 2 3 4 5 6
Early Head Start and Head Start $17,667 $23,803 $29,939 $36,075 $42,211 $48,347
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) $25,142 $33,874 $42,606 $51,338 $60.070 $68,802
Weatherization $32,784 $42,828 $52,896 $62,988 $73,056 $83,136
eHome Homebuyer Education Course Discount $43,512 $49,728 $55,944 $62,160 $67,144 $72,128
Assisted Home Performance $41,757 $54,605 $67,453 $80,301 $93,149 $105,997
Energy Opportunities No Income Limits