2016-2017 Akwesasne Heating Assistance Program

Kentenha/October 28, 2016

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to inform the community that the Akwesasne Heating Assistance Program will once again be offered for the upcoming 2016-2017 winter months.

The application process is open to Akwesasronon who reside under the jurisdiction of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, one per household. Applications can be submitted beginning Monday, October 24, 2016 through Friday, December 9, 2016 at 4 p.m.

The final deadline will be Friday December 9, 2016 at 4 p.m. There will be no exceptions after the deadline date, as the fuel distribution will commence. The heating assistance amount will be $400.00 dollars per eligible household. Please note, if you are an Elder aged 60 years and older, the Elder Heating Assistance Program provides $600.00 dollars per eligible household.

Individuals submitting applications must provide a copy of the heating bill for the heating source that you would like paid. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS; the bill must accompany your application. Please ensure the name on your bill matches the name on the application. Individual checks will not be processed. Once approved, your name will be provided to your heating source provider and your allotment will be credited to your account. 

Applications will be accepted starting Monday, October 24, 2016 through December 9, 2016 at the following locations:


Iohahi:io Adult Education - Tsi Snaihne – 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (M-F)

A’nowara’ko:wa Arena - Kawehno:ke- 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (M-F)

Community Support Program -Kanonhkwatsheri:io Health Facility - Kana:takon 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (M-F)


A’nowara’kowa Arena – Kawehno:ke – Nov. 2nd & Nov. 12th – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sweetgrass Manor – Kana:takon – Dec. 3rd – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Iohahi:io Adult Education – Tsi Snaihne – Nov. 5th & Dec. 3rd – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.