First Posted: 1/23/2008
Following a request made by U.S. Senator Bob Casey in a December 10 letter, the White House Office of Management and Budget recently agreed to release $450 million from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contingency fund. Pennsylvania will receive approximately $44.3 million of this federal funding. LIHEAP is a federal block grant program that provides states with annual funding to operate home energy assistance programs for low-income households.