Boswell Announces $4.8 million in Emergency Funding to Iowa for Energy Assistance for Low-Income Families

Washington, DC – January 25, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Leonard Boswell announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has distributed $4,847,522 to Iowa for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which helps families pay for home heating, cooling, and other energy costs.

“These additional funds for Iowa are invaluable to the families that will benefit from a little assistance in paying their energy bills this year,” Boswell said. “The money that is being released today is in addition to LIHEAP funding that states receive automatically and I applaud Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for allocating these contingency funds during a time when many families are trying to make ends meet and keep the heat on during Iowa’s cold winter.”

For more information on how to apply for energy assistance, visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/.

Contact:
Jane Slusark, 202-225-3806, Jane.Slusark (at) mail.house (dot) gov

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