On November 8, 2023

$20 million fuel assistance available for Vermonters

 

With winter around the corner and heating costs projected to increase this season, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), Senator Peter Welch (D-Vermont), and Representative Becca Balint (D-Vermont) Oct. 25 announced that Vermont will receive more than $20.7 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds.

“As Vermonters prepare for colder months, we are proud to announce this critical funding for home heating,” the Vermont delegation said in a joint statement. “Heating costs are rising, and we must do more to make sure all Vermonters have everything they need to get through winter.”

These “early release” funds represent a down payment on Vermont’s total annual share of LIHEAP funding, which will be determined once Congress passes a final appropriations bill for fiscal year 2024.

LIHEAP has also launched an Eligibility Tool that allows households in Vermont and across the country to quickly identify if they might be eligible for assistance. 

For more info visit: dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/fuel

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