Governor Andrew Cuomo announces additional funding is on the way to help expand the first-ever Energy Affordability Policy which helps provide nearly two million low-income New Yorkers with direct energy cost relief.

The Governor stated that the expansion will add $12 million dollars to the existing initiative to allow 50,000 direct voucher and utility-guarantee customers to participate. The additional funds will now bring the total program benefits to $260 million dollars.

“By helping more low income customers access affordable energy, this program delivers much-needed relief to New Yorkers who often have trouble paying their bills to keep their lights and heat on,” Governor Cuomo said. “This is a major step in our efforts to ensure a cleaner and more resilient energy system for all New Yorkers.”

The order to expand the Governors Energy Affordability Policy was approved last week by the Public Service Commission. The Commission also approved the implementation plans for the major utilities operating in the State to increase the number of low-income households. For more information on the expansion and the Governors Energy Affordability Policy click here.