While LIHEAP was established to help pay home energy costs for low-income households and provide energy efficiency measures, historically grantees have attempted to expand that role by providing services that help clients attain energy self-sufficiency, thereby reducing dependency on LIHEAP. These services, often conducted in coordination with energy vendors or other low-income programs, have included energy-efficiency education and energy case management. The 1990 reauthorization of LIHEAP included two new provisions, Assurance 16, which provides funding to assist grantees in helping clients attain energy self-sufficiency, and The Residential Energy Assistance Challenge Program (REACH).
- REACH Background
- History of REACH Funding
- State REACH Grants: 2012, 2010 (2nd round), 2010 (1st round), 2007, 2006, 2005
- Residential Energy Assistance: Effectiveness of Demonstration Program as Yet Undetermined, U.S. General Accounting Office, (August 2001)
- REACH Program Evaluations
- Contact the Clearinghouse if interested in any of the following evaluations: Alabama (2000, 2003) Alaska (1998, 2001), Arizona (1998), Connecticut (2004), Georgia (2002), Illinois (1998), Indiana (1998), Iowa (1999), Kentucky (2002), Maine (1998), Maryland (1996), Massachusetts (1996, 2002), Montana (2000, 2010), Nebraska (1996, 1999), New Hampshire (2003), Oregon (1999, 2004), Pennsylvania (2000), Rhode Island (2002), Utah (1998), Washington (2003), Wisconsin (2003).