Members of the Connecticut delegation today announced that the Obama Administration is releasing $3.1 billion nationally in low-income heating assistance funds under the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution. Under this release, Connecticut will receive $72.4 million.
“Now more than ever, Connecticut families hit by catastrophic weather need the assurance of warmth and assistance from LIHEAP,” the delegation said. “This commitment is particularly welcome as sharp coldness comes in the wake of Sandy’s devastation. As we work to safeguard this vital safety net for needy families, we will continue to fight for more heating assistance.”
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), most states will soon receive 90 percent of their full year allocations under the FY 2013 Continuing Resolution except for Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. These states will receive the percentage of their full year allocation they requested in their annual state plans, which is less than 90 percent for the first two quarters of the year.
Families in Connecticut wishing to apply for LIHEAP funding may go to the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program website or call (800) 842-1508 to get more information about the program and application process.