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      AMCAB receives extra funds for heating assistance

      Today is the first day of spring, but the some residents in the U.P. still need recovery from our extremely cold winter.

      The state has allocated an additional $350,000 to the Alger-Marquette Community Action Board for heating assistance for individuals and families in need.

      AMCAB receives money from the state every fall to assist residents with winter heating costs.

      The severity of this winter has called for extra money to be given out.

      "We've already expended our initial allocation we had with the state, but the state responded to help the Upper Peninsula, specifically with deliverable fuels. That would include wood, propane, kerosene and oil" says executive director, Earl Hawn.

      AMCAB is urging those who meet the state's qualifications for low-income heating assistance to contact their office immediately to schedule an appointment.

      The funds will be given out on a first come, first serve basis for those who are eligible.