Hoeven Announces More Than $2.5 Million in Additional LIHEAP Funding for North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in providing more than $2.5 million in additional funding to help low-income North Dakotans heat their homes. Today’s award is the second allocation from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for this fiscal year (FY) and includes $1.9 million for the state government and more than $600,000 for tribes.

“North Dakotans all understand the strain that high heating costs can put on a family’s budget,” Hoeven said. “Today’s award, which will help low-income families heat their homes, complements our efforts to ensure that our nation has access to reliable and affordable energy so that our citizens can all pay their bills.”

Senator Hoeven announced the first FY2016 LIHEAP allocation of more than $22 million in October.