Title

According to Grant Lee, executive director of the People's Regional Opportunity

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

11-19-1998

Pages

11, 15

Abstract

According to Grant Lee, executive director of the People's Regional Opportunity Program (PROP) in Portland, the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program, which is funded by the federal government, has been declining despite the efforts of Maine's congressional delegation. David Lackey, a spokesman for U.S. senator Olympia Snowe, said the $1.1 billion program is often attacked by the senators of Southern states because most of the funding is distributed in the north. Northeastern politicians created the program in the 1970s to help low-income people pay for heating fuel. Last year, Maine's congressional delegates secured funding for heating assistance until 2004.

Subjects

Fuel assistance program

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