WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, announced $4,824,257 from Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the state of West Virginia. LIHEAP is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and provides critical financial assistance to low-income Americans with energy costs that represent a disproportionate share of their household budgets. The funding announced today was included in Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations funding.
“This funding through LIHEAP will provide relief to hardworking West Virginians while energy costs remain at record highs. I have been a consistent supporter of LIHEAP, and worked to make sure our state receives the support we are due. I look forward to seeing this investment help our families in the Mountain State,” Ranking Member Capito said.
LIHEAP helps low-income households pay home heating and cooling bills, prevent energy shutoffs, restore services, complete energy-related home repairs, and weatherize homes to make them more energy efficient. Senator Capito secured a total of $52,233,164 in LIHEAP funding for West Virginia in Fiscal Year 2023.
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