- Associated Press - Saturday, February 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine is getting an additional $5.4 million for a program that helps low-income families pay to warm their homes in the winter.

Members of Maine’s congressional delegation announced this week that Maine will receive part of the $453 million in additional funds for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program being released by the federal government across the country.

U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud and Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King praised the announcement as residents have been struggling with particularly cold temperatures this winter.

The program supplies heating assistance to about 50,000 Mainers.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide