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More heating assistance funds coming to Nebraska

HASTINGS, Neb. (Nebraska) — The Biden administration is adding more money to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and Nebraska is receiving an additional $4.9 million as a result.

Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates an additional $560 million will be added to the program. With the additional $4,907,908 coming to Nebraska, the state’s total for this winter season is $53,140,356. Countrywide, the LIHEAP assistance program is now funded to the tune of $1.6 billion.

LIHEAP is designed to help low-income families stay safe and healthy by providing financial assistance to offset heating and cooling costs. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says the deadline for applying for heating season funds is March 31.

“LIHEAP helps pay home energy bills, keeping families warm in the winter and cool in the summer, further protecting the health and well-being of Americans,” Secretary Becerra said.

To see if your family qualifies for LIHEAP or any of the DHHS assistance programs, go to ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov or call ACCESSNebraska at 1-800-383-4278 or visit a local DHHS office.

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