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LIHEAP Dear Colleague Letter Second FY 2014 Funding Release

Published: January 30, 2014
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Dear Colleague Notices
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
 
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: Second FY 2014 LIHEAP Funding Release

Date: January 30, 2014

 
Dear Colleagues:

The Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA), is releasing $454 million which is the funding available now to HHS for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  Nearly $452 million of this funding is what is available to all LIHEAP grantees with complete plans for federal Fiscal Year 2014.  The balance is allocated for federal training and technical assistance to grantees.  Today’s awards represent the second release of funding to-date for FY 2014.  HHS previously awarded $2.93 billion in November 2013. 

Congress appropriated these funds under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-76), which provided the final budget for FY 2014 and which the President signed into law on January 17, 2014.  The legislation provides for a total funding amount of $3,424,549,000, which is $169 million more than the FY 2013 funding amount. Approximately 1% of the funding has not yet been allocated and is not available at this time. 

We appreciate that many of you have contacted our office to alert us to the strain on your LIHEAP resources caused by the extreme winter conditions.  We encourage you to keep our staff informed of the situation in your area and your program’s progress.

Please contact your liaison with our office should you have any questions or need any assistance.  To view our staff contact information, please click here.  Click here for a table that summarizes the awards to grantees.

Sincerely,   

Jeannie L. Chaffin                       
Director                                                            
Office of Community Services