HHS releases additional $454 million to help hard-working families and seniors stay warm

In order to help many Americans who struggle to heat their homes during record cold temperatures this winter, the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making available $454 million in support of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

In November, HHS released $2.9 billion in LIHEAP funding while awaiting action on the final Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations.  With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 this month, HHS is now making available this additional $454 million to states, territories, tribes and the District of Columbia to help households with their heating and home energy costs. 

LIHEAP assists households across the country, including families with children and seniors, with their home energy needs such as heating in the winter, cooling their homes in the summer and insulating their homes to make them more energy efficient and reduce their energy costs. 

View the complete list of funds available to states today.

Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance should contact their local/state LIHEAP agency.

Please visit the LIHEAP site or read the LIHEAP brochure in English or Spanish to get more information.