LIHEAP http://wamc.org en Bipartisan Group Calls For Additional Heating Assistance Funding http://wamc.org/post/bipartisan-group-calls-additional-heating-assistance-funding <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Democrat Peter Welch and New York Republican Peter King are leading a group of House members calling for increased federal heating assistance funding. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87627 at http://wamc.org Bipartisan Group Calls For Additional Heating Assistance Funding Increase In Heating Assistance Funding Requested http://wamc.org/post/increase-heating-assistance-funding-requested <p></p><p></p><p>Some of the region’s Congressional representatives are calling for an increase in funding to the program that provides heating assistance to low income families. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81638 at http://wamc.org Increase In Heating Assistance Funding Requested Low-income Vermonters Get $18.5M in Heating Funds http://wamc.org/post/low-income-vermonters-get-185m-heating-funds <p></p><p></p><p>Low-income Vermonters will be getting nearly $18.5 million in federal heating assistance funds. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 77022 at http://wamc.org Low-income Vermonters Get $18.5M in Heating Funds VT Officials Approve $2.1 Million for LIHEAP http://wamc.org/post/vt-officials-approve-21-million-liheap <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Emergency Board have approved an additional $2.1 million in funding to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 76283 at http://wamc.org VT Officials Approve $2.1 Million for LIHEAP Heat, Rent Subsidies In Danger If Shutdown Lingers http://wamc.org/post/heat-rent-subsidies-danger-if-shutdown-lingers <p>Millions of low-income Americans in Massachusetts could face delays in receiving help paying their heating bills and monthly rent if the federal government shutdown lingers several more weeks.</p><p>That&#39;s according to local agencies and state officials who administer the programs.</p><p>The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, and a voucher program that allows poor families, seniors and the disabled live in private rental units could be impacted starting next month.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:12:23 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75392 at http://wamc.org Heat, Rent Subsidies In Danger If Shutdown Lingers Mass. Lawmakers Asked to Provide Home Heating Assistance in Shadow of Federal Cuts http://wamc.org/post/mass-lawmakers-asked-provide-home-heating-assistance-shadow-federal-cuts <p></p><p>Advocates for low-income families in Massachusetts are calling on the state and federal governments to increase funding for fuel assistance programs in the shadow of sequestration.</p><p>In a few short days, members of Congress must vote to avoid the series of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, but if not; many programs that benefit the neediest families will have their budgets slashed mid-year.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:25:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58237 at http://wamc.org Mass. Lawmakers Asked to Provide Home Heating Assistance in Shadow of Federal Cuts Governor Calls for Additional Heating Assistance http://wamc.org/post/governor-calls-additional-heating-assistance <p>Demand for heating assistance is rising in Vermont, and Governor Peter Shumlin is asking the Legislature to approve additional heating assistance funds for this winter.<br><br>Vermont’s Governor was joined by key lawmakers and advocates Tuesday as he called for 8.8 million dollars in additional state funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program, known as LIHEAP.</p><p>The Governor plans to meet with the Legislature’s Emergency Board next week to get approval for the additional funds.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 50447 at http://wamc.org