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LIHEAP IM 2011-05 Staff Assignments for the Division of Energy Assistance

Published: March 24, 2011
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Information Memorandums (IM)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance
Information Memorandum

 


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

Transmittal No.  LIHEAP-IM-2011-05 Date:  March 24, 2011
TO: LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) GRANTEES AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

ACTION
INTENDED FOR:
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SUBJECT:  Staff Assignments for the Division of Energy Assistance

PURPOSE:
To inform LIHEAP grantees about new changes in Federal LIHEAP staff assignments for grantee liaisons in the Energy Program Operations Branch, and to identify staff and areas of expertise in the Energy Policy and Evaluation Branch.

BACKGROUND:
The Division of Energy Assistance (DEA) established two branches in May 2010. Those two branches are the Energy Program Operations Branch, headed by Lauren Christopher, and the Energy Policy and Evaluation Branch, headed by Charlotte Abney. Through this IM, we are identifying the staff in each branch and their assignments.

CONTENT:


The Energy Programs Operations Branch has staff assigned as liaisons to one or more regions to serve as the primary point-of-contact on LIHEAP matters for the grantees in those regions.  This includes providing one-on-one training and technical assistance to grantees on issues such as developing LIHEAP Plans, completing required LIHEAP reports, and answering questions about LIHEAP statutory and regulatory requirements.  Liaisons are responsible for reviewing LIHEAP Plans and related reports for completeness and for communicating with grantees about LIHEAP grant awards.

Please note that Attachment 1 is a listing of Energy Program Operations Branch staff and includes changes in the Federal LIHEAP staff assignments for grantee liaisons by region.

Additionally, staff in the Energy Policy and Evaluation Branch are available to answer inquiries relating to data collection and complex policy questions, as indicated in Attachment 2.

INQUIRIES:
Lauren Christopher, Esq.
Energy Program Operations Branch Chief
Division of Energy Assistance
Tel:  (202) 401-4870
Email:  lauren.christopher@acf.hhs.gov

Charlotte Abney
Energy Policy and Evaluation Branch Chief
Division of Energy Assistance
Tel:  (202-401-5334
Email:  charlotte.abney@acf.hhs.gov

ATTACHMENTS:
1) LIHEAP Regional Liaison Assignments
Energy Program Operations Branch 
2) Staff Contacts and Areas of Expertise
Energy Policy and Evaluation Branch


 


_______/s/_________________
Nick St. Angelo
Director
Division of Energy Assistance
Office of Community Services