Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermont’s emergency fuel assistance has run out of funds, and that he’s 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 Vermonters’ homes.MORE IN Vermont NewsWASHINGTON — For someone who rails almost daily against big money in politics, Bernie Sanders has... Full StoryWorld Cup skiing could return to New England for the first time in 25 years. Full Story
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