(New Britain) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released $70,021,208 in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding for the State of Connecticut.
Check out movies, interviews, and radio clips from throughout Connecticut and across the country!
Dr. James Gatling, President/CEO of NOI, Inc. and CAFCA Board Chair, speaks at Congressman Murphy's press conference about the vital nature of LIHEAP (Heating/Energy Assistance). LIHEAP does make the difference between life and death for some families, we simply can't afford to jeopardize the program or the people it supports in any way.
WFUV Anchor Jerry Barmash discusses Marisa Galdi's story on the importance of the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the essential nature of the program. Includes comments from CAFCA spokesperson.
Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, said 113,000 low-income households statewide received assistance last year, when the average benefit was $863. To qualify, recipients can only earn up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or $33,000 for a family of four.
CT-N's full coverage of the CAFCA/Operation Fuel LIHEAP Awareness Day Press Conference held on August 2nd, 2011.
CAFCA , Operation Fuel and state lawmakers urged Connecticut's congressional delegation to fight proposed cuts to the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP funds are distributed through the Connecticut Association for Community Action.