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LIHEAP Filling Gap With State Funding
Wednesday, 10/31/12
By Jane Lindholm
Richard Moffi, Fuel Assistance Program Chief in the Department for Children and Families talks about how the funding for Vermont's heating assistance program stacks up this year.
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VPR News
Vt. Emergency Board To Vote On Additional Fuel Assistance
Wednesday, 10/31/12
A special panel that has the authority to spend money when Vermont lawmakers aren't in session is set to vote on nearly $8 million in funding to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter.
Vermont Edition
Governor Shumlin's Re-Election Platform
Wednesday, 10/31/12
By Jane Lindholm
Governor Peter Shumlin joins us to discuss his programs and policies, we touch base with Valley News editor John Gregg on the New Hampshire elections, learn about funding for Vermont's heating assistance program and hear about the political dynasty that is the Diamondstone family.
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VPR News
Shumlin Seeking State Fuel Assistance Funds
Wednesday, 10/24/12
Governor Peter Shumlin and key lawmakers want the state to add $8.8 million to the Low Income Home Heating Assistance Program.
VPR News
With Little Assistance, Vermonters Struggle To Keep Their Heat On
Saturday, 02/11/12
Funding levels for the federal low income heating assistance program, commonly known as LIHEAP, are below what they were last year, even though the state's congressional delegation was able to pump another $5 million into the program.
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VPR News
Emergency Board To Vote On Extra Heating Aid
Tuesday, 01/03/12
A panel of top Vermont state officials who track fiscal issues is expected to approve Gov. Peter Shumlin's request for $6.1 million in state money to make up for cuts in federal heating assistance.
VPR News
Shumlin, Legislature Promise State Money For LIHEAP
Wednesday, 12/28/11
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders have promised to use state money to make up for federal cuts in a fuel assistance program. The goal is to make sure that low income Vermonters stay warm this winter.
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VPR News
Shumlin Says State Will Make Up For Federal LIHEAP Cuts
Tuesday, 12/27/11
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders have promised to use state money to make up for federal cuts in a fuel assistance program.
VPR News
Vermont, Regional Officials Lobby For Heating Assistance
Tuesday, 12/13/11
A variety of officials around New England are lobbying Congress to make sure the low-income heating assistance program is funded. Vermont's top legislative leaders sent a letter to the state's congressional delegation pressing for as much money as possible.
VPR News
Sanders Wants To Form Bi-Partisan Support For Heating Assistance
Wednesday, 11/30/11
Senator Bernie Sanders is working to build a bi-partisan group to support additional funds for the Low Income Heating Assistance Program. Last year, Vermont received roughly $23 million in LIHEAP funds. But the Obama Administration has proposed cutting the appropriation in half.
VPR News
Congress Restores Heating Assistance Program
Tuesday, 12/21/10
By John Dillon
Vermont faced a possible 40 percent cut in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program - known as LIHEAP. But because demand for help has increased, the average LIHEAP benefit will be reduced this heating season.
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