Washington County Social Services will run federal program on its own

B y Lee Tugas

New York state may have plucked furnace repair funds from a low-income, federal heating program, but the Washington County Department of Social Services will put it back.

Roughly $36,000 has been earmarked by the county Social Services department for those who qualify for the federal Home Energy Assistance Program. That is $36,000 the federal government, through New York state, used to provide itself.

Social Services Commissioner Tammy DeLorme said the $36,000 would be channeled through the county’s temporary assistance [...]

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