āTis the Season for Warmth
As families across the country sit down together to enjoy holiday festivities some people will be worrying how they are going to pay the heating bill. Fortunately there is a program called Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that is available in all states and has been providing financial assistance for heating bills since 1981. Funding amounts vary by area, but some assistance packages will pay as much as $1,000 to needy families.
LIHEAP is funded through the Federal Governmentās The Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance. Funds that began being released in October to groups contracted for disbursement will total over $3 billion this winter.