Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the availability of additional funding to eligible low-income families to meet their home energy needs. The announcement brings the total made available since October to $3.9 billion. The funds, made available through the terms of the latest continuing resolution, will be distributed under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The block grant funds supplement two previous releases of funds under continuing resolutions in Fiscal Year 2011.
"Much of the country has already experienced a very cold winter," said Secretary Secretary Kathleen Sebelius . "Today’s additional funds will help struggling families keep safe and warm for the remainder of the season."
For individuals looking to apply for energy assistance, visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/