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Dingell Announces $147,488,826 to Help Michigan Families Cover Energy Costs this Winter

Federal Funds Will Help Hardworking Families Keep Warm this Winter

DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced $147,488,826 in federal funding to help hardworking Michigan families with energy costs this winter through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). As Americans continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, LIHEAP grantees will be able to use the funding from Congress, along with funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act, to help more than 5 million households stay warm this winter, cover utility costs, and pay for energy repairs.

“Everyone – regardless of income – should have access to a warm home,” said Dingell. “We know Michigan winters aren’t easy on the wallets of hardworking Michigan families. So as Michiganders recover from the impacts of COVID, this critical LIHEAP funding will ensure that families can afford to stay warm, safe, and healthy this winter.”

These funds are in addition to the $239,052,013 that Michigan families received in May from the American Rescue Plan to help cover energy costs during the summer months.   

If you’re in Michigan’s 12th District and need help paying your utility bills, please call 1-855-275-6424. Click here to learn more about the LIHEAP allocations. 


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