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Elimination of federally funded community service programs proposed

President Donald Trump proposed the elimination of federally funded community service programs yesterday. One of those is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

President Trump is arguing it would save 3.4 billion dollars in the 2019 fiscal year.

LIHEAP serves low income households with their energy needs, keeps heating affordable, and provides a one-time utility payment for qualified households.

Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership serves Eastern Idaho to help manage the program in the area.

CEO, Jay Doman says the elimination of this program would cause a great local impact, stating, “The Low Income Heating and Assistance Program or LIHEAP which was called out by President Trump is being zeroed helps about four thousand households in the area.”

EICAP claims that LIHEAP has helped over six million families stay warm, and cool, and keep the lights on.

If eliminated, this could potentially put millions of Americans at risk.

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