April 22, 2022

Manchin Announces More Than $3.2 Million in Energy Assistance for West Virginia Families

West Virginia has now received $73,348,414 in total for Fiscal Year 2022

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,285,056 for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). LIHEAP, which received funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 federal budget omnibus package, provides financial assistance to low-income Americans for whom energy costs represent a disproportionate share of their household budgets.

“No West Virginian should have to choose between keeping their homes cool this upcoming summer and paying for necessities like food or medicine. Together with funding previously awarded through the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today’s announcement ensures LIHEAP can continue to help low-income households and seniors pay for their utilities, cutting costs for families across West Virginia. I urge the state to move quickly to put these critical funds to work, and I will continue to fight for resources that support and deliver relief for all West Virginians,” said Senator Manchin.

Today’s announcement brings West Virginia’s total Fiscal Year 2022 funding for LIHEAP to $73,348,414, which includes additional funding provided through the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.