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Louisiana to receive nearly $92 million for low-income utility bill assistance

By: - January 7, 2022 9:02 am

The White House announced Friday that Louisiana will receive $91.7 million for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. In addition to a $50.3 annual allocation for the state, $41.4 million is from the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan.

For more info on Louisiana’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, click here.

The money is available to qualifying homeowners and renters to help pay past-due bills and to avoid power disconnections for non-payment. President Joe Biden has sought cooperation from utility companies to prevent customer shutoffs while the federal aid package was being expedited. Fourteen utilities have agreed to do so, according to the White House.

Biden also pressed for states to coordinate energy assistance with emergency rent relief made available through the pandemic.


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Greg LaRose
Greg LaRose

Greg LaRose has covered news for more than 30 years in Louisiana. Before coming to the Louisiana Illuminator, he was the chief investigative reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans. He previously led the government and politics team for The Times-Picayune |, and was editor in chief at New Orleans CityBusiness. Greg's other career stops include Tiger Rag, South Baton Rouge Journal, the Covington News Banner, Louisiana Radio Network and multiple radio stations.