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Maryland To Secure More Than $74 Million For Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Maryland has secured more than $74 Million for the LIHEAP program to help low-income households struggling to pay their bills.

October 26, 2023

Maryland, USA- Multiple senators and congressmen in Maryland have announced more than $74 Million in energy assistance for low income families in the state.

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, David Trone, and Glenn Ivey, all Maryland Democrats, announced on Wednesday that Maryland’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will receive $74,410,147 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The funds will help to reduce costs concerning home energy bills, weatherization, energy crisis, and energy-related repairs for low income families so that they can cool or heat their homes.
The lawmakers said, “Access to heat is a health and safety issue. With colder months approaching, these federal funds arrive at a critical time and will help ensure that Maryland families can stay safe and warm this winter.”

LIHEAP in Maryland received more than a $1.8 Million boost from the lawmaker’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act this year. It provided $100 Million to extend a helping hand to homeowners in need for fiscal year 2024.

The rest of the funds were provided by the LIHEAP block grant program administered via the Office of Community Services at the Administration For Children and Families.

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Melton Brittney. “More than $74M secured for Maryland’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program”. WUSA 9, October 26, 2023,
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Last Updated: September 20, 2021