This federal website serves as a hub for information about the variation that exists among LIHEAP grantees in the operation of their programs. We also provide the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) service, which refers households needing assistance to a local LIHEAP office and other assistance entities if available.
To learn more about the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, please see the "Who We Are" page.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, LIHEAP agencies across the country have made necessary changes to their typical operations to accommodate the circumstances caused by the pandemic. Many states have made changes to their application requirements, allowing for LIHEAP recipients to submit online applications due to local intake agencies being closed during the pandemic. Some agencies have also adjusted their programs by increasing the crisis benefit amount of crisis programs, qualification requirements of a crisis determination as well as changing documentation requirements for application. To learn more, visit the LIHEAP COVID Response page.
$3.7 Billion Released in First Funding Release for FY 2024
October 24, 2023 — "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA), is pleased to announce award of $3.7 billion of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding. This announcement includes approximately $3.6 billion of Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 regular block grant funding to LIHEAP grant recipients. This funding is provided under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act (CR) (Public Law 118-15), which the President signed into law on September 30, 2023. This funding also includes an additional $100 million for FY 2024, which is available under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Appropriations Act (IIJA), (Public Law 117-58)..."
August 30, 2023 - LIHEAP Data Dashboard Updates Announced
August 9, 2023 - $15 Million Released in Fourth and Final Round of FY 2023 Funding
March 16, 2023 - $560 Million Released in Third Supplemental Funding Release for LIHEAP
February 22, 2023 - $1 Billion Released in Supplemental Funding for LIHEAP 2023
January 24, 2023 - LIHEAP Heating Season Toolkit Now Available
November 3, 2022 - $4.5 Billion Released to Lower Heating Costs for American Families This Winter
August 26, 2022 - Office of Community Services Releases Guidance for Use of LIHEAP Funds Appropriated in ARP Act