BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Money is crucial for many families to heat their homes each year.
Even more so this year as the cost of energy has risen.
Maine is getting $42.5 million.
Senator Susan Collins was part of a bipartisan effort to secure billions more in LIHEAP funding.
This additional funding gives Maine a boost of more than $7 million in LIHEAP, on top of the state’s regular allocation.
In a statement Collins says the average price of home heating oil is currently a whopping $5.42 per gallon.
Last year, more than 30,000 Maine households benefited from LIHEAP.
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