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WV DHHS Announces Supplemental LIHEAP Payment

August 7, 2015—Early this week the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced its decision to release additional supplemental funds to all those who received LIHEAP payments this year. The additional $50 supplement, to be released by the end of this month, will be applied to each recipient's home heating account in an effort to help mitigate the increase in home heating costs after the harsh winter.

MPSC Adopts New Funding Factor for LIEAF

July 24, 2015—The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) announced recently that it will be adopting a new funding factor for the Low Income Energy Assistance Fund (LIEAF). Based on the number of meters provided by participating utilities, MPSC will raise the funding factor from the current $0.97 per meter per month to $0.98 per meter per month. The new rate will start in September and run until the end of August 2016.

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LIHEAP Clearinghouse Releases Three Publications

December 15, 2017 – The LIHEAP Clearinghouse has released three publications since December 1. The three publications provide a detailed overview of LIHEAP and address issues that have been identified within LIHEAP. The reports are: LIHEAP Training, Crisis Following the Lifting of Winter Moratorium, and the LIHEAP Primer.

December LIHEAP Clearinghouse publications:

1) LIHEAP Training: Examining Common Practices and Unique Approaches - This issue brief discusses details of training opportunities for grantees, sub-grantees, and vendors as outlined in section 15 of the state LIHEAP plan. LIHEAP training components covered in this issue brief include common practices, program integrity, statistics of types of training offered, training and technical assistance and training local service providers. This brief also provides additional resources for LIHEAP training. Some of these resources include examples of training overviews, service delivery plans, among other things, from states like Florida, Maine, Hawaii and Minnesota.

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New York Residents Reminded to Apply for HEAP This Winter
December 8, 2017

LIHEAP in Georgia Starts December 1
December, 1 2017

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