We spoke with Dan Brennan from the Maine State Housing Authority about the new $3 million in funding they have received through federal stimulus money due to COVID-19.

Maine State Housing Authority has been administering the heat assistance money for many years with the help of KV-CAP. Annually, the program receives about $35 million and helps roughly 40,000 Mainers.

Due to the stimulus from the federal government, the program now has an additional $3 million to help struggling Mainers. The biggest challenge now is to get the word out to all those in Maine that the funding is available. The deadline for applicants looking for heating assistance is July 15th.

Maine of course is one of the coldest states in the country with temps that can hover around 0 for days if not weeks and months at a time during our winter months. And, with some of the lowest wages in the country, it's easy to see why the LIHEAP program has become such an important staple here in Maine.

This funding will cover whatever your source of heat is whether it be oil, K1 or propane. So even if you think you don't qualify or they may not cover your heating source, do some research. You may be surprised at exactly what this amazing program will cover. We certainly don't want anyone in Maine to be cold, ever. So help us spread the word about this great new funding.

If you or someone you know is in need, you can get all of the information on the application process by clicking here.

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