Thursday, July 03, 2008

Governor Doyle Announces Additional $1 Million to Help Families with Rising Fuel Costs

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle announced today that the state will provide one million dollars in energy assistance funds to help Wisconsin families with limited incomes deal with disconnections and rising fuel costs.

“High energy costs are a concern for many families in Wisconsin,” Governor Doyle said. “Families should not be forced to choose between paying the grocery bill or the energy bill and these additional funds will help families who are facing these difficult choices.”

The additional funds will be released to local county and tribal energy assistance program operators to assist Wisconsin’s most vulnerable households with their energy needs. This year, Wisconsin’s Home Energy Assistance Program has already provided over $100 million in benefits and helped nearly 160,000 households.

Individuals seeking information on how and where to apply for assistance are encouraged to call 1-800-522-3014 or visit the Governor’s website at


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