According to Grant Lee, executive director of the People's Regional Opportunity
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.
Fuel assistance program
Pacillo, Connie, "According to Grant Lee, executive director of the People's Regional Opportunity" (1998). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 2492.