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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Connecticut Gets Additional Low Income Energy Assistance Funding

The state's Congressional delegation announced Thursday afternoon that Connecticut is getting an additional $19 million in funding from the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The latest release of LIHEAP funds to Connecticut is in addition to the $59 million that has been given to the state since last October.

The money that Connecticut received from LIHEAP comes from the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

"There are low-income families, children and seniors across the country that need help paying to heat their homes," said Jeanin Chaffin, director of  the agency's Office of Community Services. "We recognize the importance of getting these funds out quickly so that families can get the help they need during the winter."

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