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.
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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