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.
LIHEAP COVID RESPONSE
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.
$560 Million Released in Third Supplemental Funding Release for LIHEAP
March 16, 2023 – $560 Million in supplemental funding has been released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration of Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA) to the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023.
According to a Dear Colleague Letter, “Congress appropriated these funds under the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023, which Congress included with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (FFY 2023 CAA) (Public Law 117-328). The latter provided the final budget for FFY 2023, and the President signed it into law on December 29, 2022.”
To view the state and territories allocations, click here, and for tribal allocations click here.
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
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