State will supplement heating assistance for low-income Vermonters

For Immediate Release Dec. 27, 2011 Contact: Susan Allen 802-828-6463 Gov. Shumlin: State will supplement heating assistance for low-income Vermonters MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders announced today that the state would add $6.1 million to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, to help ensure Vermonters can afford to heat their homes and stay warm this winter. Despite the heavy lifting of Vermont’s Congressional delegation, the federal contribution to LIHEAP will be about $8 million less than last year. Vermont received $27.6 million in fuel assistance from the federal government for heating assistance last year, providing an average benefit of $866.  This year Vermont expects to receive $19.5 million, providing an average benefit amount of $750, the Governor said. For more information, contact: Tom Cheney, Office of the Speaker of the House 802-828-2245 Ashley Grant, Office of the Senate President Pro-Tempore 802-828-3806 For Full PDF Click Here

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