The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, has expired.
Some states will see people kicked off the program as soon as November.
Many Maine families rely on the program each year to help heat their homes.
We caught up with Senator Angus King to find out what this means for Maine: "Well, it means sometimes the difference between heat and medicine for example. It's a tragic choice that people should not be put to. LIHEAP is of enormous importance to the northern tier of the United States and has been important to Maine for as long as I can remember. The bad news is the President zeroed it out in the budget. The good news is the House and Senate Appropriations Committee have put it back in at last years level."
Now it becomes a question of timing of when the budget will be enacted.
King hopes to see action on the budget in November or December in time for the heating season.