News

NY offers $3M in cooling assistance

NY offers $3M in cooling assistance

Photo: WHCU

New York state has set aside $3 million to buy air conditioners for low-income residents whose medical problems could be worsened by high summer temperatures.

Governor Cuomo announced the funding Monday. Residents are encouraged to apply for the assistance program soon so the air conditioning units can be installed before summertime.

To be eligible residents must meet income guidelines, have a household member who has a medical condition impacted by extreme heat, and must have documentation from a health care provider.

Applications may be submitted to local social service departments.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Recent Headlines

in National, World

Iranian nuclear talks extended

Fresh
iran

Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal.

in Local

Local LGBT community says work remains after ruling

Fresh
19297929

While same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, advocates say LGBT individuals still face challenges across the country.

in Local

Garrett to be officially sworn in as Cornell president

beth garrett

Garrett will be the University's 13th president, as well as its first woman president.

in Music, Sports

Football star tackles stage invader at Zac Brown gig

jjwatt

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt turned security guard.