WY Receives Additional CARES Act Funding

July 3, 2020 –Wyoming has received additional funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to aid low-income households in paying energy bills. Wyoming received a total of $2.4 million to help low-income families pay heating and energy bills amidst the circumstances of COVID-19.

Wyoming’s Department of Family Services (DFS) stated that the funding will allow the Wyoming LIEAP program to, “expand to include the federally funded LIEAP CARES program.” Wyoming also offers applicants the opportunity to apply for energy assistance online.

“This critical funding will help us help families stay afloat. It will give peace of mind to thousands of current LIEAP recipients, and to many other Wyoming citizens who may become eligible for the program due to income loss,” said Brenda llg, Wyoming’s Department of Family Services program manager.

For more information about LIHEAP and CARES Act funding, visit the Office of Community Services web site.

Source: media reports