The Biden administration has said it is providing $4.5 billion through a low-income household energy assistance program,

Which is meant to help with heating costs in what is expected to be a brutal winter.

Spending for the program far exceeds typical annual funding of approximately $3.5 billion,

But the administration and congressional Democrats last winter

Gave less than $8 billion as part of Joe Biden's coronavirus relief package.

The last since the inception of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in 1981

The money spent in the year was the biggest ever appropriation in a year.

State, local and tribal governments to provide heating and

funds will be provided to help pay the cost of utility bills,

And it can also be used for home energy repairs.

By helping families improve energy efficiency, "we're also reducing energy bills,

reducing household costs, creating jobs and fighting the climate crisis