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Collins, King Announce Maine to Receive More Than $5.2 Million for Heating Assistance for Low-Income Mainers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, and Angus King, a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is releasing $5,282,021 in funding for Maine through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), including $193,000 for tribes and tribal organizations. Maine will receive a total of $40,264,690 for LIHEAP in fiscal year (FY) 2018, an increase of more than $1 million over the previous year.
“Access to affordable home energy during the cold winter months is a matter of health and safety for many low-income families and seniors in Maine and across the country,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “This funding is welcome news as these programs remain important lifelines that help prevent vulnerable individuals from having to choose between heating their home, paying their bills, or going without food or medicine.”
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