Heating Assistance 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 Schumer: $51M In Heating Aid For NY http://wamc.org/post/schumer-51m-heating-aid-ny <p></p><p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says federal authorities are releasing $50.6 million more to provide home heating aid to New Yorkers.</p><p>Families whose incomes are 150 percent of the federal poverty level or lower are eligible for heating aid.</p><p>Schumer says the release for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which he requested in January, should provide critical relief to needy residents and senior citizens during a stretch of especially cold weather.</p><p>The Department of Health and Human Services is releasing $454 million nationwide.</p><p></p><p>© 2014 AP</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:45:17 +0000 Dave Lucas 82928 at http://wamc.org Schumer: $51M In Heating Aid For NY 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 Vermont Seeks Additional Heating Assistance http://wamc.org/post/vermont-seeks-additional-heating-assistance <p>Vermont’s governor is requesting additional funding to a low income heating program at the same time they are changing how benefits are paid.<br><br>The federal government has allocated just over 19-and-a-half million dollars to Vermont for this year’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.&nbsp; Governor Shumlin said he will go before the Legislature's Emergency Board next week to ask for approval&nbsp; to add $8.8 million in state funds to the program. Central Vermont Council on Aging Executive Director Beth Stern.<br> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 50593 at http://wamc.org