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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 (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.


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LIHEAP: Saving Lives in Native American Tribes

By Jake Brown Native American Tribal Nations have traditionally enjoyed a relationship with the federal government as unique as their heritage as North America’s first inhabitants. Throughout the 20th century, the dominion of these tribes’ territories has become formally defined to include sovereignty and self-determination,…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: March 2014

By Jake Brown Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) garnered political praise after being presented with an award from the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA) in recognition and “appreciation of your many years of leadership, support, and commitment.” Commented NEADA director Mark Wolfe: “As a result…

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