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HHS Releases Additional Funding for Energy Assistance

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on January 12, announced the availability of additional funding to help eligible low-income families meet their home energy needs, bringing the total made available since October 1 to $3.9 billion. These funds will go to states, tribes and territories under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and are available under the terms of the latest continuing resolution. 

"Much of the country has already experienced a very cold winter," said Secretary Sebelius. "Today's additional funds will help struggling families keep safe and warm for the remainder of the season."

The block grant funds released today supplement two previous releases of funds under continuing resolutions in Fiscal Year 2011.

Source: HHS Press Release