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$8.72 million in energy assistance available for West Virginia families

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $8,728,752 from Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the state of West Virginia.

“No West Virginian should have to choose between keeping their home warm and paying for necessities like food or medicine,” Manchin said.

LIHEAP is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and provides critical financial assistance to low-income Americans with energy costs that represent a disproportionate share of their household budgets. The funding announced today was included in Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations funding.

“This LIHEAP funding will lift some of the burden off of hardworking West Virginians struggling to stay within their budgets this winter. I have consistently supported LIHEAP funding and worked to make sure West Virginians get relief through these important funds. I look forward to seeing this investment help families get ahead in the Mountain State,” Capito said.

LIHEAP helps low-income households pay home heating and cooling bills, prevent energy shutoffs, restore services, complete energy-related home repairs and weatherize homes to make them more energy efficient. Senator Capito secured a total of $47,408,907 in LIHEAP funding for West Virginia in Fiscal Year 2023.