Estimates of Quarterly Obligations for Fiscal Year 2011
THIS CONTAINS INFORMATION ISSUED BY THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN LIHEAP ACTION TRANSMITTALNO. LIHEAP-AT-2010-11, DATED 7/29/10
TO: LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) GRANTEES
SUBJECT: Estimates of Quarterly Obligations for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
REFERENCES: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act, Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, (Public Law 97-35), as amended; P.L. 90-577 (Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968); Form ACF-535 (OMB Clearance Number 0970-0037, approved for LIHEAP use through 7/31/2011)
PURPOSE: To collect from LIHEAP State grantees estimates of their quarterly obligations under the FY 2011 LIHEAP Program.
DUE DATE - September 1, 2010
CONTENT: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the collection of certain data to be used by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the LIHEAP Program. The data to be collected are grantees' estimates of obligations they will make each quarter under the FY 2011 program. Your participation in the data collection is voluntary.
Grantees must respond by September 1, 2010. If you wish to receive more than 25% of your grant in each quarter, you must submit this information. If the information is not received, grant awards will be made in the amount of 25 percent of the grantee's
allocation in four quarterly grant awards for FY 2011.
We recommend that grantees request as much funding as the state anticipates it will need during the first quarter of FY 2011 in the event of an extended Continuing Resolution. Once the quarterly allocations are set, our ability to change them is constrained by our OMB apportionment. The data must be received by September 1 in order to be used in our apportionment request to OMB.
The information collected is used to substantiate budget requests for low-income energy assistance payments and to make awards based on each State's needs. However, as you know, the availability of funding is dependent on Congressional action to provide funding via an appropriation or continuing resolution and the apportionment of funds by OMB.
We are providing a form (see attached) that you may use to provide us with the estimates of your quarterly obligations. This form will enable the Administration for Children and Families to target your needs for FY 2011 funding authority.
If you plan to carry over funds from your FY 2010 program to begin your program in October, please make sure that your quarterly estimates take this into account.
This form is due September 1, 2010. Please note that your submission should be sent to Lydia Peele in the ACF grants office at the address listed below.
ATTACHMENT: Form ACF-535, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Quarterly Obligation Estimates
SUBMISSIONS TO: Administration for Children and Families
Office of Administration
Office of Grants Management
Division of Mandatory Grants
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
Attention: Lydia Peele,
Mail Stop: OA/OGM/OMG
Fax: (202) 401-5519
INQUIRIES TO: Nick St. Angelo, Director
Division of Energy Assistance
Nick St. Angelo
Division of Energy Assistance
Office of Community Services