The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of $26.6 million in contingency funding to help eligible low-income homeowners and renters in California meet home energy costs.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contingency funds will provide California with additional assistance to pay heating and electricity costs, the agency said in a news release.
LIHEAP helps eligible families pay for home heating, cooling and other energy costs, as well as helping to weatherize eligible families’ homes. In recent years, more than six million low-income households across the country received assistance under LIHEAP.
For a complete list of state allocations of the funds released today go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2010/liheap_2010_490m.html.Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance should contact their local/state LIHEAP agency. For more information, go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/ or http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/brochure/brochure.html.