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If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email energyassistance@ncat.org (TTY 1-866-367-6228)



The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.

 

Monthly News

LIHEAP in the News: June 2011






By Jake Brown Northeast New Jersey families- still playing catch-up from winter heating bills that piled up under a moratorium the state imposes on utilities preventing their turning off heat during the brutal winter season- received the welcome news as they faced the threat of…

LIHEAP in the News: May 2011






By Jake Brown Dozens of states around the country welcomed the news in early April that the US Dept. of Health and Human Services was releasing $311 million in contingency LIHEAP funds, with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pointing to the fact that with “many families…burdened with…

LIHEAP in the News: March 2011






  Northeast LIHEAP’s threatened gutting in budget cuts topped LIHEAP’s press for the month of March, drawing objections from every corner of society, notably including The Roman Catholic Bishops in Massachusetts, who sent a pointed letter to Congressional Leaders to “express our concern about the…

LIHEAP in the News: February 2011






By Jake Brown While millions of families weathered blinding snow storms throughout the Northeast and Midwest, their Congressional Representatives back in Washington were fighting through the blizzard of panic that hit the Hill with the National Journal’s breaking of the shocking news that President Obama’s…

LIHEAP in the News: January 2011






Though LIHEAP advocates and beneficiaries around the country kicked off February with the relieving news that the 2011 LIHEAP appropriation had been restored through March to its 2011 level of $5.1 billion, the announcement was blunted by Congressional plans for deep across-the-board budget cuts to…

LIHEAP in the News: December 2010






December started off with a positive headline on the LIHEAP front page, beginning with CNBC’s report that HHS would be making upward of $670 million in emergency contingency funding available to states in need throughout the country (over and above the roughly $2 Billion made…

LIHEAP Regional News Wrap-up






Against the backdrop of a national fear of drastic reductions in aid given the $1.8 billion cut from last year’s LIHEAP funding ($5.1 billion down to $3.3 billion) that Congress has yet to restore to full funding levels from 2009, the National Energy Assistance Directors’…

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