Heating Fuel Dealers: Tell Congress To Fully Fund LIHEAP Now
It is time for heating fuel dealers to contact their elected representatives in Congress and urge them to support increased funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Support for increased LIHEAP funding is critical this year due to the millions of newly unemployed families who are now eligible for heating assistance this winter.
According to leading economists, a one-percent increase in the unemployment rate is associated with a 13 percent increase in the likelihood of experiencing bill hardship and a 16 percent increase in the probability of not having sufficient funds to pay for residential heating.
Without robust LIHEAP funding levels this year, millions of Americans will risk losing the ability to heat their homes and potentially their lives as we approach the height of the winter heating season.
EMA is asking Congress to include at least $4.5 billion for LIHEAP funding as part of a new COVID-19 relief bill or year-end spending bill.
Heating fuel dealers can help in this important effort by Clicking Here to send a letter to their members of Congress urging increased funding for LIHEAP now.