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 2019-2020 winter months. The eligibility application process now includes Akwesasronon who are residing within the municipal boundary of the City of Cornwall, Ontario, provided the applicant is a registered member of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne under the Akwesasne Membership Code. The program is also extended to clients of Community Support.

The application process is open to Akwesasronon who reside under the jurisdiction of Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, one per household. Applications can be submitted beginning Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

The final deadline for applications will be Friday, December 13, 2019. There will be no exceptions after the deadline date, as the fuel distribution will commence. As per Mohawk Council Resolution 2018/2019 #194, the heating assistance amount will be $500 per eligible household. Please note, if you are an elder aged 60 years and older, the Elder Heating Assistance Program provides $800 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 Tuesday, October 15 through Friday, December 13 at the following locations:
• A’nowara’ko:wa Arena, Kawehno:ke – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Community Support Program Office, Kanonhkwat’sheri:io, Kana:takon – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute, Tsi Snaihne – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Applications will also be accepted on the following weekend dates/locations:
• Saturday, November 9 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – A’nowara’ko:wa Arena, Kawehno:ke
• Saturday, November 16 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sweet Grass Lobby, Kana:takon
• Saturday, November 23 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center


Your bill must accompany your application and will not be returned. Please provide a bill (or copy) upon applying for your heating assistance.

Reminder: Applications will not be accepted after 4 p.m. on Friday, December 13. No exceptions will be made.