TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) announced that Arizona will receive $3,539,429 in federal funds to bring down heating and cooling costs for working families. These investments, secured through last month’s government funding legislation, will be used to lower Arizonan’s energy bills, provide crisis assistance, and help weatherize homes.
“As working families in Arizona grapple with rising global energy prices, it is essential that we bring down costs and ensure that Arizonans can keep the lights on,” said Rep. Grijalva. “Thanks to Democrats’ government funding legislation, a fourth round of federal energy assistance is heading to Arizona – helping vulnerable families pay their energy bills, bring down costs and weatherize their homes. As the Biden Administration delivers these investments to Arizona households, Congressional Democrats remain focused on lowering costs, growing paychecks and creating good-paying union jobs.”
This deeply needed funding is administered under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). These investments are especially critical for lower-income households and communities of color who continue to disproportionately feel the impacts of climate change and extreme weather.
The funding announced today represents the fourth round of LIHEAP assistance over the past year. In total, Congressional Democrats have fought for and won $55,011,899 in energy assistance for Arizona households since last May. Previous rounds were delivered through:
- American Rescue Plan: $23,569,301
- 2021 Continuing Resolution: $26,214,931
- Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: $1,688,238
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