2008-10-23 / Letters

Pleased About LIHEAP Program Expansion

To The Editor:

I am writing today to express my gratitude toward Gov. Ed Rendell for not only allocating $280 million in state funding toward the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), but also for expanding the eligibility requirements so that more Pennsylvanians can take advantage of this assistance.

I had similar goals in mind when I introduced House Bill 2021 last month. I was pleased that the bill garnered 48 cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, but I am even more pleased that the governor was able to expand on that plan, in terms of both funding and eligibility. Working families who are struggling to make ends meet can rest a little easier. With the new guidelines, a family of four making up to $44,443 may be eligible for this program.

The LIHEAP program opens on November 3, and I encourage your readership to contact their local county assistance office or call the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095 for more information. Sincerely, Scott Conklin Centre County State Representative

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