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Feds sending $700,000 to Utah for heat assistance

Feds sending $700,000 to Utah for heat assistance



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- More than $700,000 is coming to Utah to help low-income residents pay for heat this winter.

The money is part of $121 million in federal funds released Wednesday to meet rising utility costs.

Questar Gas prices in Utah have risen 23 percent this year and are expected to rise again soon.

The new funds mean about $2.6 billion is being spent on home heating assistance this year across the country.

Last winter, Utah received $18.9 million for low-income energy assistance. The money was divided between 32,000 homes to help pay utility bills between November and May.

About $2 million was also spent to weather homes in Utah for low-income residents.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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