Feds Release $1.8 Million In Heating Aid To VT

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The federal government is giving Vermont about $1.8 million in emergency home heating assistance, but the state’s congressional delegation says it should be more.

Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch say Vermont’s share of the $490 million distributed nationally Wednesday is less than it should be. They’re asking for President Barack Obama to release another $100 million.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program gives help to senior citizens on fixed incomes and low-income families with children.

Tim Searles is community relations coordinator for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. He aggress that it’s wrong that Vermont isn’t getting more aid.

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