NM Energy Assistance

New Mexico – Low-income households in New Mexico will be getting help with their heating bills this winter thanks to $15 million in grants from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the funds Thursday.

Sebelius says that by releasing the funds now, the government can provide the needed assistance to those in New Mexico who otherwise might not be able to afford heat this winter.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps eligible families pay the costs of heating and insulating their homes in the winter and cooling their homes in the summer so that more of their income can be used for other necessities.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.