The Firm is pleased to announce that $900 million has been included in the latest federal coronavirus stimulus package to expand funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The Firm serves as counsel to the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA), which includes the state directors of LIHEAP. NEADA helped lead the charge to obtain this extra funding (above the base appropriation of $3.74 billion) and we were pleased to be able to assist in this effort. LIHEAP helps the poor, elderly, disabled and veterans pay their utility bills (both heating and cooling needs), and also addresses consumers who use heating oil and propane. The U.S. Senate has now passed the legislation and the House is expected to approve the bill on Friday, March, 27th. For additional information please contact Jeff Genzer.