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Over $3 Billion Released for LIHEAP Energy Assistance

As the winter months approach, over $3 billion in funding was announced today for energy assistance.

Made available by HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, the funding is from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.  It is designed to help millions of Americans who struggle to heat their homes during the winter months and cool their homes during the summer season.

The LIHEAP allocation announced today makes energy assistance funds available to states, tribes, territories and the District of Columbia for heating and for cooling assistance in some states.

Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance should contact their local, state, territory or tribal LIHEAP agency.

Quick Facts

  • LIHEAP is designed to help millions of Americans who struggle to heat their homes during the winter months and cool their homes during the summer season.

Quotes

“The funds we are releasing give support to families with limited incomes and high energy costs.”
Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary, ACF
“As we head into the cold weather months for much of the country, this LIHEAP funding will help low-income families, seniors and children stay warm.”
Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary, ACF
“The home energy assistance provided through LIHEAP helps low-income families who may otherwise have to choose between heat, food and medical expenses.”
Jeannie Chaffin, Director of the Office of Community Services, ACF
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