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LIHEAP AT 2011-1 Grantee Survey for FY 2010

Published: November 29, 2010
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Action Transmittal

Transmittal No.  LIHEAP-AT-2011-01        Date:  November 29, 2010

TO: LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) STATE GRANTEES

SUBJECT:  LIHEAP Grantee Survey for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2010

RELATED REFERENCES:
Section 2610(b) of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act, Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public Law 97-35, as amended; ACF Annual Grantee Survey of the LIHEAP Program, as approved by OMB (OMB Control No. 0970-0076; Expiration Date – February 28, 2011.

PURPOSE:
Section 2610(b) of the LIHEAP statute requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to submit, no later than June 30 of each fiscal year, a report to Congress on LIHEAP for the prior fiscal year.  As part of our preparing the LIHEAP Report to Congress for FFY 2010, we are requiring State LIHEAP grantees to complete the LIHEAP Grantee Survey for FFY 2010.

The timeliness and accuracy of responses to the Survey are very important in:

submitting fiscal data to Congress in the Department’s LIHEAP Report to Congress for FFY 2010;
responding to questions from Congress, the Department, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the White House, and other interested parties; and reporting LIHEAP performance results to the Department and OMB.

Please e-mail your State's completed Survey to Katina Lawson by December 15, 2010.  This is the same date that final data are due to Chad Sawyer for your State’s LIHEAP Household Report for FFY 2010.  

It is important that funds used for benefits have corresponding household counts included in the LIHEAP Household Report for FFY 2010 unless you note otherwise on your State’s Survey

BACKGROUND:
The Survey collects data on sources and uses of funds, average benefits, and maximum income cutoff for 4-person households for each type of assistance provided by your State for FFY 2010 (the period of October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010).

CONTENT:

This Survey is being conducting electronically.  Soon you will be sent by e-mail your State’s Survey.  Attached to this Action Transmittal are the Survey’s instructions.  Please contact us by Wednesday, December 1, if you did not receive an electronic copy of your State’s Survey.

Please review carefully the attached instructions concerning page protection, additional notes, and pre-printed information.  Also attached to this Action Transmittal is a sample of the LIHEAP Survey that is included in the electronic Survey Edit Check.  There are also specific instructions for each of the survey items.

Important Points

Uses of Funds represent a State’s obligation of funds, not expenditure of funds.  In some cases, obligated block grant funds are not actually expended until after the end of the FFY.
Please do not delay completing your State's Survey.  Estimates of obligated funds are acceptable if actual data are unavailable. 
Please exclude Department of Energy funds in response to the LIHEAP weatherization assistance in Section III, A.4.
Unless we hear from you otherwise, we expect to receive your State’s completed Survey by December 15, 2010.  Please e-mail the Survey to Katina Lawson.

SUBMISSIONS TO:LIHEAP Grantee Survey for FY 2010

Katina Lawson, Program Analyst
Division of Energy Assistance
Office of Community Services, ACF, HHS
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
Telephone: (202) 401-6527
E-mail: klawson@acf.hhs.gov

LIHEAP Household Report for FFY 2010
Chad Sawyer, Program Analyst
Division of Energy Assistance
Office of Community Services, ACF, HHS
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
Telephone: (202) 260-0227
E-mail: chad.sawyer@acf.hhs.gov

ATTACHMENTS:

(1) Instructions for the LIHEAP Grantee Survey for FFY 2010
(2) Sample of LIHEAP Survey Edit Check (XLS 56KB)


          /s/                      

Nick St.Angelo
Director
Division of Energy Assistance