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.
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.
Second Non-Supplemental Funding Released for LIHEAP
April 24, 2022 – The Office of Community Services (OCS) has announced the second non-supplemental FFY 2022 block grant funding release of $385 million for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), according to a Dear Colleague Letter.
The funding release was appropriated by congress under the Consolidations Appropriations Act, 2022 and includes block-grant funds for state and territories, which can be found here, as well as native American tribes and tribal organizations, which can be found here.
The funding was released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) and Division of Energy Assistance (DEA).