Up to 18,000 householders can now receive as much as £400 towards the cost of a new boiler.
Nicola commented: “In an energy-rich country like Scotland, fuel poverty is unacceptable. This investment is an important part of tackling the problem.
“It comes on top of existing investment in the Energy Assistance Package and Boiler Scrappage Scheme and will help in the fight against fuel poverty.
“The Boiler Scrappage Scheme has been a great success, helping to deliver new boilers to 12,000 households over the past year. I’m very pleased that this further commitment will bring warmer homes and lower heating bills to thousands more homes in Scotland.”