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LIHEAP Dear Colleague Notice of 3rd Quarter Allocation Update

Published: June 5, 2013
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Dear Colleague Notices

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant

Dear Colleague Letter

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
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/programs/liheap

Re: LIHEAP 3rd Quarter Allocations Update

Date: June 5, 2013

 

 Dear Colleagues:

The purpose of this message is to provide you with the final fiscal year (2013) funding level and allocation of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds, as well as an update on the timing for releasing remaining resources. ACF will be awarding an additional $187,371,352 this week.

LIHEAP funding for this fiscal year will be $3,255,435,546 (a reduction of approximately 6.23% from FY 2012). This funding level reflects both the final enacted appropriation and sequestration.  As a result of the final FY 2013 sequester, approximately $80 billion in budgetary resources were canceled across the Federal government for the remainder of the Federal fiscal year. These spending cuts, called sequestration, are required by law, and reduced discretionary spending by approximately 5% and these reductions are applied proportionately across all programs.

On March 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6), which provides LIHEAP funding for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year (through September 30, 2013). The appropriation included an across the board rescission of 0.2% and continued the Secretary’s limited authority to transfer funding within HHS’s discretionary accounts. These are reflected in the funding level displayed above. As the result of the need to transfer funding within HHS, no funding will be available in FY 2013 for grants under the Leveraging Incentive Program or the Residential Energy Assistance Challenge Program (REACH). 

The reduced funding level will be reflected in grant awards beginning in June and for the remainder of the fiscal year. States, Tribes and Territories have already received a total of $3,065,226,486 through April 30.  For planning purposes, the attached chart outlines the expected full-year allocation for each State, amounts released to date, and the remaining balance which will be released this week. 

Thank you for your continued partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and for your cooperation as we work together to manage these complex and challenging budget circumstances.

Sincerely,                                                                                                

Jeannie L. Chaffin                                                              Yolanda J. Butler, Ph.D.
Director                                                                              Deputy Director
Office of Community Services                                            Office of Community Services

 

ATTACHMENT

P.L. 113-6 allocated the following additional amounts of Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to be awarded to the States, the Territories, and Tribes:

Note: Some of the presented totals don’t equal the calculable totals.  This is due to rounding.

Dollars in thousands

State Allocations (Excluding Tribal Funds

Funds Allocated by P.L. 113-6

Total Released to Date

Additional Amounts to Be Awarded

Alabama

47,937

44,494

3,442

Alaska

10,150

9,748

402

Arizona

21,437

19,898

1,539

Arkansas

26,746

25,311

1,435

California

144,173

138,398

5,775

Colorado

44,270

42,882

1,388

Connecticut

76,014

72,377

3,637

Delaware

12,573

11,842

731

District of Columbia

9,976

9,681

295

Florida

76,356

70,873

5,483

Georgia

60,387

56,051

4,336

Hawaii

5,416

5,080

337

Idaho

18,275

17,734

541

Illinois

160,191

155,145

5,045

Indiana

72,367

70,099

2,268

Iowa

51,292

49,684

1,608

Kansas

31,367

29,810

1,557

Kentucky

43,483

41,720

1,763

Louisiana

40,864

38,438

2,425

Maine

36,046

34,916

1,130

Maryland

70,390

66,387

4,003

Massachusetts

132,150

126,860

5,291

Michigan

164,585

140,901

23,684

Minnesota

109,335

105,907

3,428

Mississippi

29,257

27,722

1,535

Missouri

66,553

64,281

2,272

Montana

18,591

18,040

550

Nebraska

28,196

27,363

833

Nevada

10,964

10,176

787

New Hampshire

24,321

23,601

720

New Jersey

124,480

119,395

5,086

New Mexico

14,670

14,235

434

New York

349,983

339,011

10,972

North Carolina

86,142

81,047

5,095

North Dakota

18,994

18,431

562

Ohio

144,794

140,023

4,772

Oklahoma

32,650

30,743

1,908

Oregon

33,674

32,645

1,028

Pennsylvania

190,810

184,642

6,168

Rhode Island

23,908

22,819

1,089

South Carolina

38,335

29,652

8,683

South Dakota

16,712

16,217

495

Tennessee

56,856

29,883

26,973

Texas

127,064

117,940

9,124

Utah

22,493

21,831

662

Vermont

18,230

17,690

540

Virginia

78,971

74,772

4,199

Washington

54,401

52,696

1,705

West Virginia

27,723

26,903

821

Wisconsin

98,417

95,332

3,085

Wyoming

8,866

8,603

263

Subtotal, States

3,211,835

3,029,931

181,905

       

Tribes

36,358

34,875

1,483

Territories

4,405

421

3,984

       

Total Formula Funds

3,252,598

3,065,226

187,371