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LIHEAP Dear Colleague Notice to Announce the Release of Approximately $3.05 Billion of Regular Block Grant Funding for FY 2015

Published: October 15, 2014
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Dear Colleague Letter

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Community Services
Division of Energy Assistance
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447


Re: Initial FY 2015 LIHEAP Funding Release

Date: October 15, 2014


Dear Colleagues:

The Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA), is pleased to announce the release of approximately $3.05 billion of Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 regular block grant funding to LIHEAP grantees. 

This funding is provided under the Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2015, Public Law 113-164, (also referred to as a “CR”), which the President signed into law on September 19, 2014.

Please find attached a table detailing the allocations to state and territory grantees made and a table detailing the allocations to tribal grantees made by this release.  Grantees with completed FY 2015 LIHEAP Plans will be sent award letters with their individual allocations.

Each grantee that submitted a complete LIHEAP Plan for FY 2015 received the funding available under the CR, after accounting for updates to the data used to calculate the block grant allocation award amounts. 

Should you have any questions or need any assistance from our office, please contact your liaison.  To view their contact information on our web site, please click here

We recognize that grantees worked quickly to develop their FY 2015 Plans in light of changes to the Model Plan and submission system this year.  We are also aware that the winter weather has already begun in parts of the country.  It remains our priority to work cooperatively with each of you on the review of your Plans and required reports to enable us to release funding as soon as possible at the beginning of the federal fiscal year which starts every October 1.  We appreciate your efforts on the development of your FY 2015 programs and are here to support you as you launch your programs.


Jeannie L. Chaffin
Office of Community Services

Lauren Christopher
Division of Energy Assistance