As winter season arrives, LIHEAP program offsets costs for working families, seniors to pay energy bills
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement of $3.7 billion in new Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) resources, funded via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and congressional appropriations. Colorado received over $54 million to assist low-income families.
Last season, approximately 77,500 low-income households in Colorado received assistance with heating and cooling costs via LIHEAP.
“No Coloradan should have to worry about keeping their home warm this winter,” said Hickenlooper. “LIHEAP keeps working families and seniors on a fixed income safe.”
“Colorado families should not be forced to make impossible decisions between putting food on the table and heating their homes. This assistance will make it easier for Coloradans to cover home energy costs this winter and help families and seniors stay warm,” said Bennet.
Households can identify if they may be eligible for assistance by using the LIHEAP Eligibility Tool and apply for assistance at energyhelp.us, or by calling the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline at 1-866-674-6327.