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MVCAA Hosts Outreach Clinics for HEAP

December 14, 2018 – The Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA) in New York is hosting outreach clinics for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) this week. The clinics will take place from December 11 through December 20, at various locations.

The MVCAA staff will be assisting applicants by filing their applications as well as providing general information and answering questions at each clinic.

There will be six HEAP clinics:

Vulnerable NJ Residents Can Now Apply Online for Assistance Programs

December 7, 2018 – New Jersey’s Morris County now has an available online application system for elderly and disabled residents to apply for state assistance programs. The new application system by NJ Save allows residents to use a single online application to check eligibility for various assistance programs, including the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Michigan’s DTE Energy to Donate $10M to Assist Low-Income Families with Utilities

November 30, 2018 – Michigan’s DTE Energy has announced that they will be donating $10 million to assist low-income Michigan families in staying warm and safe during the cold winter months. The $10 million will be donated to and administered by four of Michigan’s outreach agencies: The Heat and Warmth Fund, the Salvation Army, United Way for Southwestern Michigan and TrueNorth.

New Research Provides Considerations in Engaging Low-Income Utility Customers

November 9 – 2018 The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) recently conducted research assessing low-income consumers’ priorities for home energy use and their interests in programs and services offered by electricity providers. The study was focused on low-income populations—who often have a considerably higher-than-average energy burden—because they are, “arguably best positioned to benefit from the money-saving potential of new energy-saving programs, services and technologies.”

$3.65 Billion Released to LIHEAP Grantees for Federal Fiscal Year 2019

October 29, 2018 –$3.65 billion has been released to The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grantees for the federal fiscal year 2019. The announcement was made by The Division of Energy Assistance, and Office of Community Services on October 26, 2018. Award letters with individual funding amounts will be sent to grantees who have completed their FY 2019 LIHEAP plans.

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