Despite the $11 million in heating assistance to low income
Vermonters announced Tuesday, Congressman Peter Welch says the uncertainty over funding for LIHEAP – the low income home energy assistance program – is not over.
Vermont’s congressional delegation says it will fight to
protect funding for low-income heating assistance. That’s even though President Barack Obama has proposed
slashing by 50 percent the "Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program" – or
Vermonters will get a little more heating assistance this winter because the
Obama administration has released a small surplus left over from last year. But the total amount of help people will get this
season is still unclear.