MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Congressman Steve Cohen announced today that Tennessee will receive $7,692,249 in federal funds to bring down heating and cooling costs for working families.
These funds were secured last month, and will be used to reduce Tennesseans’ energy bills, provide crisis assistance and help weatherize homes.
“As working families contend with rising global energy prices, it is important that we bring down costs and ensure that Memphis and Tennessee homes remain safe, comfortable and affordable,” said Congressman Cohen.
This funding is administered under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and are especially critical for lower-income households and communities of color who continue to feel the impact of climate change and extreme weather.
These funds represent the fourth round of LIHEAP assistance over the past year. Congressman Cohen was one of only three Representatives from Tennessee to vote for the bill.