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Monthly News

LIHEAP in the News: Summer 2013 Wrap-Up






by Jake Brown As the nation comes out of another brutal summer of temperature and electric bill hikes, the elderly – one of LIHEAP’s key demographics – were hit head on, with the AARP reporting in their annual report on Summer Cooling Costs and Older…

LIHEAP in the News: April – May 2013






By Jake Brown Even as winter temperatures began subsiding in April and May heading into the summer season, many LIHEAP advocates were already looking ahead to the fall and winter of 2013 in anticipation of yet another year of cuts to funding for a program…

LIHEAP in the News: February – March 2013






By Jake Brown A record snow storm fell this month even after the official start of spring throughout much of the Midwest and Northeast, extending winter heating bills and LIHEAP’s necessity for hundreds of thousands of households throughout the country.  Reporting on the storm’s severity,…

LIHEAP in the News: January 2013






By Jake Brown The campaign to improve energy efficiency kicked off 2013 with a pair of HIGH PROFILE efforts to expand key areas within its purview, those of expanding the focus on the importance of weatherization and energy efficiency, and more locally, making up for…

LIHEAP in the News: December 2012






By Jake Brown Christmas came early for many Northeastern LIHEAP-reliant states this winter, both in the not-so-hot arrival of frigid weather and by contrast, the welcome news that Tens of Millions of dollars in LIHEAP funding was being released just in the nick of time…

LIHEAP in the News: September 2012






By Jake Brown LIHEAP played a major role in the relief efforts of states across the country throughout the middle and later summer, as Governors, state legislatures, local community action agencies, and US Congressmen and Senators home for August recess listened to millions of constituents…

LIHEAP in the News: June – July 2012






By Jake Brown  Summer Cooling is precisely what LIHEAP-dependent families across the country weren’t doing amid record heat waves that produced deadly results for households struggling to keep the air conditioning, with USA Today reporting that as a consequence of the “unrelenting heat,” the scorching…

LIHEAP in the News: April – May 2012






By Jake Brown Bi-Partisan political advocacy took center stage on the State level at the top of last month, with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signing into State law a bill designed as not just a band-aid, but more permanently a bridge between uncertainty over…

LIHEAP in the News: March 2012 no. 2






By Jake Brown New Hampshire Congressman and LONGTIME LIHEAP advocate Congressman Charles F. Bass led the March Congressional Profile spotlight by leading the charge along with a bi-partisan coalition of fellow Democratic and Republican Reps in the House urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund…

LIHEAP in the News: March 2012






By Jake Brown At the top of March, the US Dept of Health and Human Services’ Dept.’s Administration for Children and Families reported that at the winter meeting of the National Energy Assistance Director’s Association, held on February 28th and 29th to review the national…

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