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Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Reauthorized

By The National Consumer Law Center

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been reauthorized through fiscal year 1999, with many noteworthy changes. This column outlines the significant changes in the current statute, including leveraging incentive funds and emergency funds, the addition of a new allowable use for funds, defining "the highest home energy needs," and the REACh program.

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