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HeartShare Will Participate in LIHEAP Action Days on March 12-13

February 13, 2018

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Joseph Guarinello and Tanya Jones of HeartShare’s Energy Assistance and Community Development Department will participate in LIHEAP Action Days in Washington D.C. on March 12-13.

The HeartShare team will visit to the Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill, as well as a NEUAC Award Presentation and Networking Reception. HeartShare is on the Board of NEAUC or National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) and is a Victorine Q. Adams Excellence Award winner, a national recognition for institutional innovation and achievement in serving low-income consumers.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, commonly referred to as LIHEAP, is a government run energy grant program dedicated to keeping American families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Through federally funded block grants, LIHEAP helps nearly 6 million Americans throughout every state manage costs associated with home energy bills, energy crisis and weatherization or energy-related minor home repairs. LIHEAP works primarily to help Americans, especially low income households, in meeting their immediate home energy needs. Last year, they provided nearly $4.4 billion in energy relief, and every year, they work to reduce the risk of health and safety problems that arise from unsafe heating and cooling practices.