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.
Bill Passes with LIHEAP Funding Increase
March 23, 2018 – Congress has passed the full year funding bill with a 7% increase in LIHEAP funding. The bill provides an increase for LIHEAP from $3.39 billion to $3.64 billion, a difference of $250 million. The WAP also increased from $228 million to $251 million, an increase of $23 million.
The passing of this bill is good news for LIHEAPs in states like Michigan and New York.
U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, who is on the House Appropriations Committee, said, “I have been working very hard to make sure today’s legislation benefits the priorities of Michigan residents.” More than 440,000 Michiganders received LIHEAP assistance last year to help pay their home energy bills.
CT’s Operation Fuel Names New Executive Director
March 9, 2018