MONTPELIER — A special Vermont state panel that has the authority to spend money when lawmakers aren’t in session has approved $8.8 million in funding to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter.
It would be the second year in a row that the state has had to step up to fill in where the federal government has left off in funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.
The Vermont Emergency Board met Wednesday to approve state funding for the program, to alleviate concerns that while federal support is being level-funded, heating fuel costs are rising.
The Emergency Board is made up of the four legislative money committees, as well as the governor.MORE IN Vermont NewsDVHA Commissioner Mark Larson told lawmakers Tuesday of a second privacy breadh on Vermont Health... Full Story
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