Michigan will get an additional $4.3 million in heating assistance grants for low-income families, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said.
Michigan already was scheduled to receive $91 million in heating grants this winter. The Department of Health and Human Services said continuing cold spells across the country make the extra assistance necessary. Leavitt announced a total of $100 million in grants to all 50 states and the District of Columbia on Monday.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income people pay their heating bills. The Michigan Family Independence Agency distributes the money.
Michigan received $96.4 million in LIHEAP grants in the 2004 fiscal year, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission.
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