Federal spending makes more energy assistance available


April 12, 2020

Low-income residents who are sheltering in place will get more money to stay comfortable as temperatures transition to summer heat.

The Trump administration released $37 million in home energy assistance funding that was replenished after being diverted to fight the coronavirus. And another $900 million for the federal program is included in the stimulus funding signed into law by President Donald Trump.

The $37 million released this week is enough to help about 75,000 low-income families this year, and the $900 million will be enough to help about 3 million families when the funding becomes a...

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