New York set to get $50M for heating aid

WASHINGTON – New York is to recieve more than $50 million for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, as part of the 2014 omnibus appropriations bill.

LIHEAP funds are used to assist Americans who cannnot afford their energy bills during the winter and summer seasons.

“No New York family should ever be left in the cold,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said in a press release Thursday. “But with bitter cold temperatures and rising energy costs, families and seniors who are struggling in this tough economy can’t afford to heat their homes. This funding is a lifeline for New Yorkers who rely on it so they can stay warm this winter.”