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DelBene Secures $144M to Help Washingtonians Stay Warm this Winter

Funds are Helping Lower Costs of Heating, Utilities, and Energy Repairs for Hardworking Families, Seniors

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Kirkland, WA, January 10, 2022 | comments

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced a more than doubling of the annual federal investment toward helping Washington families and seniors afford energy costs. In total, DelBene helped secure $143.6 million for Washington state in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding through the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations. WA families and seniors can use this assistance to pay heating bills and cover the cost of utilities and energy repairs.

“No Washingtonian should worry whether they can afford to heat their home this winter, especially as we continue to tackle COVID-19,” said DelBene. “Thanks to the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations that I fought for, we have doubled the amount of federal funds that Washington families and seniors can use to pay for heating bills and cover the high cost of utilities.”   

WA families and seniors who need assistance should visit the Washington State Department of Commerce’s website here to learn more.

You can learn more about the LIHEAP assistance for Washington state here

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