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House Passes Minibus with $50 Million Increase for LIHEAP

September 28, 2018 – The FY19 Labor, Health and Human Services and Defense Appropriations minibus package has been passed this week. The package, which includes $3.69 billion in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is a $50 million increase over FY18.

The agreement includes $3.69 billion for LIHEAP to assist more than 6 million low income households with their home energy costs.

The following is an excerpt from Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s letter to senior appropriators in the House to support funding for LIHEAP.

Michigan Power Customers Will See Lower Utility Bills Starting in Sept

August 31, 2018 – Nearly $9 million in electricity rate cuts has been approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission for customers of Indiana Michigan Power Co. Indiana Michigan Power Co. customers who use an average of 500 kilowatt hours will see a decrease in their monthly bill by $1.82 beginning in September.

Nearly 128,000 customers in Southwestern Michigan are served by the Indiana Michigan Power Co.

Maine Accepts LIHEAP Applications Starting in August

August 24, 2018 – Maine residents can soon apply for LIHEAP heating assistance. Initial appointments are booked for households with vulnerable populations and who were approved last year whose heat is not included in the rental costs.

If applicants meet these requirements, they will be mailed a yellow appointment card that gives them priority in the application process.

It is important that anyone applying for LIHEAP assistance remember to bring the following items when apply:

Maine Accepts LIHEAP Applications Starting in August

August 24, 2018 – Maine residents can soon apply for LIHEAP heating assistance. Initial appointments are booked for households with vulnerable populations and who were approved last year whose heat is not included in the rental costs.

If applicants meet these requirements, they will be mailed a yellow appointment card that gives them priority in the application process.

It is important that anyone applying for LIHEAP assistance remember to bring the following items when apply:

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