In previous years, Congress has funded the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a critical program that provides federal funding to help low-income residents who struggle with home heating and cooling bills during times of extreme weather, at the fully authorized level of $5.1 billion.
Final 2011 appropriations have reduced LIHEAP funding by 20 percent to $4,500,652,656. Proposed cuts for 2012 will eliminate an additional 30 percent of the current funding for LIHEAP; which could affect more than 3 million households – or almost 9 million people.
Make yourself heard and contact/lobby your Senators and Representatives to restore LIHEAP funding at least at $5.1 billion. Please join others from across the country with a uniform message to keep LIHEAP funding at least $5.1 billion. Click here to go to the advocacy tool. It’s simple – just enter your zip code and click on “Take Action.” If you would rather write a personal note to a legislator representing Missouri's interests, click here for contact information.
Thank you for your efforts to help secure future LIHEAP funding!
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