LIHEAP

New York News
11:15 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Bipartisan Group Calls For Additional Heating Assistance Funding

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Vermont Democrat Peter Welch and New York Republican Peter King are leading a group of House members calling for increased federal heating assistance funding.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Increase In Heating Assistance Funding Requested

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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.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Low-income Vermonters Get $18.5M in Heating Funds

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Low-income Vermonters will be getting nearly $18.5 million in federal heating assistance funds.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

VT Officials Approve $2.1 Million for LIHEAP

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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.

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WAMC News
8:12 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Heat, Rent Subsidies In Danger If Shutdown Lingers

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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.

That's according to local agencies and state officials who administer the programs.

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.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Mass. Lawmakers Asked to Provide Home Heating Assistance in Shadow of Federal Cuts

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.

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.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Governor Calls for Additional Heating Assistance

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.

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.

The Governor plans to meet with the Legislature’s Emergency Board next week to get approval for the additional funds. 

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