Senator Reverend Warnock secures $116.8 million in grants to help lower heating costs for Georgians this winter
Investments come from the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a program partially funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Senator Reverend Warnock championed
Senator Reverend Warnock has tirelessly advocated for LIHEAP to ensure the program is funded
Senator Reverend Warnock: “As hardworking Georgia families prepare for winter, I am proud to secure these crucial funds that will lower energy costs for Georgians across the state”
Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced he secured $116.8 million in grants to help lower heating costs for Georgians this winter. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Senator Warnock has tirelessly advocated for ensuring the LIHEAP to ensure it is funded.
“As hardworking Georgia families prepare for winter, I am proud to secure these crucial funds that will lower energy costs for Georgians across the state,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “This funding will help many families stay safe and warm this winter, and I’m going to keep working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to strengthen this vital program and bring down Georgia families’ tool for lowering energy costs.”
The funds flowing to Georgia are a combination of regular appropriations by Congress ($72.93 million), $3.57 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and $40.26 million in emergency funding Congress included in the September continuing resolution.
LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills by providing payment and/or energy crisis assistance to pay for heating oil, gas, electric, and other methods customers use to heat their homes. LIHEAP is administered by states and accessed through local Community Action Agencies. Eligibility for LIHEAP is based on income, family size, and the availability of resources. In addition to lowering home heating costs this winter and covering unpaid utility bills, the program will help families make cost-effective home energy repairs to lower their heating and cooling bills.
Senator Warnock is a leading voice in the Senate to curb high energy prices for Georgians. In addition to introducing legislation to lower the price of gas by 18 cents a gallon, Senator Warnock has successfully pressured the White House to increase scrutiny of big oil companies for making record profits while Georgians are paying record profits.