$200 million in LIHEAP funding released

February 9, 2011 By    

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $200 million in emergency contingency funding to help eligible low-income homeowners and renters meet home energy costs. These Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contingency funds will provide states, territories, tribes and the District of Columbia with additional assistance to pay heating and other home energy costs. LIHEAP helps eligible families pay for home heating, cooling and other energy costs, as well as helping to weatherize eligible families’ homes. The $200 million in emergency contingency funds is in addition to the basic LIHEAP funding made available to states under the continuing resolutions since Oct. 1, totaling $3.9 billion for FY 2011.

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