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State Donates $500,000 to Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Walker has announced an additional $500,000 has been released from the Department of Administration's Division of Energy Services to the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund.

KWWF is a non-profit organization that provides energy-related crisis assistance.

Governor Walker says, "The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund has been a valuable partner throughout the propane challenge. We are pleased they can leverage the additional support of the state to help address a segment of the population that clearly needs help."

The funding comes from Wisconsin's federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance program. By law, the state must use the funds to assist citizens at or below 60% of the state median income. For a family of four, 60% of the median income is $47,485.

Previously, the state released $1 million to KWWF in January to ensure as many people as possible can be assisted during the propane shortage.

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