Wyoming Offers LIHEAP Outreach Through Public Webinars

August 20, 2015—Outreach is an important aspect of administering LIHEAP, both at the state and local level. Effective outreach means the most in-need households, or those the state has prioritized such as elderly or disabled, are made aware of the program as well as of other energy-related programs for which they may be eligible. Effective outreach can also streamline the application process.

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.

Welcome to the Clearinghouse!

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.


LIHEAP Data Dashboard Updates Announced

August 30, 2023 — The Office of Community Services announced on Wednesday the updates made to the LIHEAP Data Dashboard. The dashboard is an interactive tool intended to visually track, analyze, and display the impacts of the LIHEAP program across all participating states, tribes, and U.S. territories. Recent updates include data related to the first and second quarters of Federal Fiscal Year (FYY) 2023 (October 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023).

In addition to these updates, a new LIHEAP Use for Funds graphic is now available on the Quarterly Reports page. Users are given the option to select specific grant recipient states, tribes, or territories to see how each grant recipient uses their funds. Data for these tools are gathered from approved LIHEAP model plans and the LIHEAP Quarterly Performance and Management reports.

August 9, 2023 - $15 Million Released in Fourth and Final Round of FY 2023 Funding
March 16, 2023 - $560 Million Released in Third Supplemental Funding Release for LIHEAP
February 22, 2023 - $1 Billion Released in Supplemental Funding for LIHEAP 2023
January 24, 2023 - LIHEAP Heating Season Toolkit Now Available
November 3, 2022 - $4.5 Billion Released to Lower Heating Costs for American Families This Winter
August 26, 2022 - Office of Community Services Releases Guidance for Use of LIHEAP Funds Appropriated in ARP Act

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