Vermont’s governor is requesting additional funding to a low income heating program at the same time they are changing how benefits are paid.

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.  Governor Shumlin said he will go before the Legislature's Emergency Board next week to ask for approval  to add $8.8 million in state funds to the program. Central Vermont Council on Aging Executive Director Beth Stern.