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If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.


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States and Solar Power

Synergy at Work for Long-term Energy Savings and Solutions By Jake Brown   Many of the brightest minds in the business have racked their heads for years – in many cases likely banging them against the wall in frustration at Washington’s gridlock – over developing…

LIHEAP in Rural America

Making A Difference for Millions But Still Falling Short of Ever-Growing Demand By Jake Brown   The White House recently released a mission statement of sorts titled “An Economy Built to Last for Rural America” as a companion piece to President Obama’s FY2013 budget proposal….

LIHEAP: Saving Lives in Native American Tribes

By Jake Brown Native American Tribal Nations have traditionally enjoyed a relationship with the federal government as unique as their heritage as North America’s first inhabitants. Throughout the 20th century, the dominion of these tribes’ territories has become formally defined to include sovereignty and self-determination,…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: March 2014

By Jake Brown Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) garnered political praise after being presented with an award from the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA) in recognition and “appreciation of your many years of leadership, support, and commitment.” Commented NEADA director Mark Wolfe: “As a result…

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