Maine is in line to receive nearly $4
million more in federal heating assistance.
Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins say Maine is due to
receive an additional $3.84 million, its share of the $40 million
in emergency heat assistance funding the Department of Health and
Human Services has released to 11 states.
The senators say the additional Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program comes as record oil prices have a devastating
impact on many Mainers, especially low-income families and seniors.
LIHEAP, which serves about 48,000 households in Maine, has
received nearly $41 million to date for this season.