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Energy assistance for low incomes

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Iowa has been awarded $4,847,522 through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The emergency contingency funding will help eligible low-income Iowans meet home energy costs.

In 2008, 95,234 Iowan households received LIHEAP assistance – one of the highest numbers on record.

A nationwide survey of households receiving LIHEAP aid found that 42 percent of recipients went without medical or dental insurance and 32 percent went without food for at least one day.

 

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