ATLANTA – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced that Georgia will receive $9,592,448 to bring down heating and cooling costs for working families utilizing Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). These investments, secured through last month’s government funding legislation, will be used to slash Georgians’ energy bills, provide crisis assistance, and help weatherize homes.
Congresswoman Williams said:
“The timing for this money couldn’t be better for families in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Thanks to Putin’s Price Hike, energy prices are skyrocketing as we head into summer. More money for LIHEAP means Fifth District families can afford much-needed air conditioning and to pay their energy bills.”
These investments are especially critical for lower-income households and communities of color who continue to disproportionately feel the impacts of climate change and extreme weather. The funding announced today represents the fourth round of LIHEAP assistance over the past year. In total, Congressional Democrats have fought for and won $149,091,441 in energy assistance for Georgia households since last May. Previous rounds were delivered through:
- American Rescue Plan: $63,876,744
- 2021 Continuing Resolution: $71,046,847
- Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: $4,575,402
Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Congresswoman Williams serves on the exclusive Financial Services Committee where she is Vice Chair of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress. She is Freshman Class President and Co-Chairs the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as a champion of voting rights, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of their ZIP code or bank account.