WASHINGTON —New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation today announced that New Hampshire will receive $8,257,288 in LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funding through the release of FY2010 block grant funding. This funding is part of a national release of $1.2 billion in LIHEAP funding to help qualified low-income families pay for the cost of heating their homes. These funds are the second installment of LIHEAP block grants to be released for FY2010.
“LIHEAP provides a safety net to millions of people across the country,” said the delegation. “This is a tough economy, and New Hampshire families are struggling to pay their heating bills. This funding will help ensure that people are not forced to choose between feeding their families and heating their homes.”
Earlier this week, Gregg, Shaheen, Shea-Porter and Hodes sent letters to President Obama urging him to immediately release LIHEAP contingency funds. The recently-passed Consolidated Appropriations Act includes $5.1 billion for LIHEAP, including more than $590 million in contingency funding.