• Emergency heating money runs out
    March 01,2013
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    Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermontís emergency fuel assistance has run out of funds, and that heís looking for another $900,000 to get people in need through the next three weeks.

    Vermont budgeted $2.8 million this year for emergency fuel assistance, which provides crisis funding for low-income Vermonters who otherwise might go cold in the winter. It comes in addition to $8.8 million in regular state funding for low-income home heating assistance and $19.5 million in federal funding.

    Shumlin said he wants to look at a way to make the program more efficient, including examining eligibility requirements and stepping up weatherization of low-income Vermontersí homes.
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