$3.37 Billion Released in First Funding Release of FY 2022

November 3, 2021 – $3.37 billion in 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) 2022. According to a Dear Colleague Letter, β€œIn light of ongoing natural disasters, the significant increase in home energy prices, and winter weather commencing in some parts of the country, we would like to remind you of the flexibilities you have to revise your FY 2022 LIHEAP Plans as needed throughout this year to reflect significant changes to your policies to meet changing needs..” The funds were made available through the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.