Schumer: Federal government releases LIHEAP funds early to help storm victims

LIHEAP funds are normally used by low-income families and seniors to help pay their heating bills, but it can also be used in emergencies to buy supplies.

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Schumer said the funds could be used to buy blankets, generators and temporary rentals to help keep people without heat and electricity warm.

Schumer pushed for the funds to be released early because of the severe storm damage.