10.27.15

W.Va. Residents to Receive More Than $25 Million to Help with Energy Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — West Virginia will receive nearly $26 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to help keep families safe and healthy by assisting with household energy costs, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said on Monday.

This funding is through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, a program that aims to reduce the risk of health and safety problems that arise from unsafe heating and cooling practices. LIHEAP provides assistance in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.


By:  Pam Kendall
Source: The Exponent Telegram