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Winter can mean dangerously cold temperatures for many people. It can also mean households have to face an impossible choice: paying for home heating and cooling or paying for other household essentials, like food and medical care.

No one should have to make this choice. That’s why I’m proud to announce Indiana has been awarded $75 million to assist low-income families ahead of the winter season through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). 

To help make it simple for households to quickly identify if they are eligible for this energy assistance, the Office of Community Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is launching energyhelp.us, which is available in Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

This program is made possible through the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2024, as well as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is providing once-in-a-generation funding to build up our nation’s roads, bridges, clean water, and more – and we’re making sure no one is left behind on that growth.

LIHEAP funding will be used to: 

     -Help with heating bills

     -Restore or prevent disconnection

     -Repair or replace heating equipment 

     -Install weatherization measures to help keep homes safe and warm 

Interested in seeing if you qualify? Visit energyhelp.us or call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) hotline toll-free at: 1-866-674-6327.

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