What You'll Find Here
LIHEAP is a block grant, which means that state and tribal grantees may, within statutory parameters, operate their programs as they see fit, based on their budgets, administrative and program delivery structures, client demographics, and other factors. As a result, the variations in state program practices are nearly endless. Below are quick descriptions of what you can find in the menu at the right.
This section includes both narrative descriptions and graphs related to LIHEAP funding.
This section outlines the statutory and regulatory frameworks of LIHEAP administration while detailing the many variations in state administrative practices and components therein, such as contracting, fiscal management and oversight, and monitoring. It includes state-by-state tables on how LIHEAP is administered at the state and local level, as well as examples of materials used by states to administer their programs (budget sheets, contracts, agreements, checklists, and monitoring tools).
By contrast, the "Delivery" section focuses on how program services are delivered with state-by-state tables on such key program areas as eligibility levels, benefits, heating, cooling, crisis and weatherization component variations, and self-sufficiency initiatives such as Assurance 16.
This section details initiatives by states to supplement LIHEAP funds with non-federal funds and other resources. It also includes descriptions of ratepayer-funded programs providing low-income energy assistance and energy efficiency around the country.
This section looks at performance measures proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2013. The section includes background related to why the performance measures were proposed; how they were developed; and what their status is in the approval process. It also includes information about the Performance Measures Implementation Work Group, and a link to a grantee-only website.