Scott Announces Nearly $89 Million to Help Virginia Families Cover Energy Costs This Winter
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) announced nearly $89 million to help hardworking Virginian families with energy costs this winter through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). As Americans continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, LIHEAP grantees will be able to use the funding appropriated by Congress, along with funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act, to help more than 5 million households stay warm this winter, cover utility costs and pay for energy repairs.
“As hardworking Virginians continue recovering from the pandemic, this investment will help families afford energy costs and stay warm, safe and healthy this winter,” said Congressman Scott.
These funds are in addition to nearly $90 million Virginian families received in May from the American Rescue Plan Act to help cover energy costs during the summer months.
Click here to learn more about the LIHEAP allocations.