Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced last week the release of $6,911,464, which includes $55,563 for tribes, to help eligible low-income homeowners and renters in California meet home energy costs. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds will provide states, territories, tribal areas, and the District of Columbia with heating assistance for the winter months ahead.
“Shelter is a basic human need,” Secretary Leavitt said. “These funds will enable California residents to make sure no one is left out in the cold.”
LIHEAP helps eligible families pay for home cooling, heating, and insulation in summer and winter months. Every year, more than five million low-income households across the country receive assistance under LIHEAP.
Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance should contact their local/state LIHEAP agency. For more information, go to acf.hhs.gov/programs/liheap/.