New York Will Spend $6 Million in Air Conditioners For Those In Need This Summer
New York State is getting ready to help people all over the state in need this Summer. They will help anyone on a first come, first serve basis that has a serious medical condition and needs assistance. They will be sending them out until August 30 or until funds are depleted. According to WIVB:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that people can start applying for air conditioners or fans through the Home Energy Assistance Program at their county department of social services. The Democrat says the state has set aside $6 million in federal funding to pay for the program.
People with health issues that are aggravated by extreme heat can apply. Last summer, nearly 8,000 households received cooling assistance, compared to 4,000 households in 2017.