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Every year we report on people who take dangerous risks buy using their stove or an unsafe heater to heat their home, because they don't have the funds to run their furnace. As we get closer to the cold days of winter there is help for those who can't cover heating costs. Grants totaling $39.3 are available to help those who qualify for assistance. The grants will enable 22 community action agencies throughout the state to provide temporary assistance with electric and gas bills. Priority for assistance is given to the elderly, people with disabilities and families with young children. Paying for high home heating bills during the winter can be a significant challenge for low-income families or elderly residents living on extremely limited budgets. Residents seeking assistance must apply through their local community action agencies. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service get help now before those long stretches of cold temperature take hold.
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