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LIHEAP Report to Congress Estimated Household Average Benefits for FY 2008

LIHEAP Report to Congress Selected Tables for FY 2008

Published: May 21, 2012
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Publications/Reports, Report to Congress, Annual Report

Table III-5. LIHEAP: Estimated household average benefits for fuel assistance, by State, FY 2008 1

Type of LIHEAP assistance
State Heating Cooling Winter/year-round crisis Summer Crisis
Alabama $146 $124 $227 $177
Alaska 1,172 0   0
Arizona 2 340 --   0
Arkansas 130 0 0 0
California 2 3 4 268 -- 385 0
Colorado3 5 441 0 -- 0
Connecticut 6 515 0 330 0
Delaware 356 665 290 0
Dist. of Col. 517 0 315 0
Florida 206 176 340 275
Georgia 242 250 245 0
Hawaii 2 315 -- 0 98
Idaho 3 286 0 288 0
Illinois 3 576 150 696 0
Indiana 7 253 51 184 0
Iowa 413 0 242 0
Kansas 5 533; 0 -- 0
Kentucky 104 0 209 0
Louisiana 8 425 425 475 0
Maine 3 9 759 0 349 0
Maryland 5 404 0 -- 0
Massachusetts 5 746 0 -- 0
Michigan 145 0 417 0
Minnesota 3 10 516 0 319 0
Mississippi 184 186 252 251
Missouri 239 0 320 210
Montana 682 0 852 0
Nebraska 244 316 325 0
Nevada 2 11 368 -- 427 0
New Hampshire 629 0 363 0
New Jersey 3 12 325 100 684 0
New Mexico  137 0 130 0
New York 3  211 0 380 0
North Carolina 73 0 273 0
North Dakota 3  1,020 0 545 0
Ohio  351 0 237 92
Oklahoma  86 170 263 0
Oregon3  299 0 293 0
Pennsylvania  238 0 380 0
Rhode Island 3  316 0 527 0
South Carolina  222 222 337 0
South Dakota  632 0 528 0
Tennessee  450 450 450 0
Texas  693 650 291 0
Utah 3  414 0 290 0
Vermont 697 0 298 0
Virginia 230 152 293 0
Washington 3 414 0 -- 0
West Virginia  186 0 245 0
Wisconsin  436 0 393 0
Wyoming 3  40 0 368 0

 

1 Household average benefits were gathered from the State estimates obtained from the LIHEAP Grantee Survey for FY 2008,as described in
Appendix A of this report. States were not asked to estimate household average benefits for weatherization assistance. Such estimates would not be comparable to estimated average benefits for the other types of LIHEAP assistance due to the relatively larger role of labor and other support costs involved in weatherization and wide variations in how States define low-cost weatherization. The data do not reflect average benefits for furnace
or air conditioner repair/replacement. A designation of “--” indicates that data were not reported or were not applicable for States which did not
provide that type of assistance.

2 Combined heating and cooling assistance was provided in Arizona, California, and Nevada; and energy assistance was provided in Hawaii; with
no differentiation made between heating or energy assistance and cooling assistance. Such States reported all such funds under heating or energy assistance.

3 Excludes average crisis assistance household benefits for emergency heating/cooling equipment repairs or replacements benefits for the following States: California ($1,302), Colorado ($425), Idaho ($674), Illinois ($1,837), Maine ($303),Minnesota ($1,154), New Jersey ($425), New York ($1,688), North Carolina ($1,875), North Dakota ($1,926), Oregon ($1,026), Rhode Island ($3,429), South Dakota (--), Utah ($1,019), Washington ($846), and Wyoming (--).

4 Excludes $541 in average crisis benefits for severe winter energy assistance and transportation services.

5 Households in winter fuel crisis situations received expedited heating assistance.

6 Heating assistance data include 148 households that received furnace repair or replacement—in amounts that averaged $2,964. Crisis assistance data include 15,903 crisis assistance households that also received Safety Net Benefits—in amounts that averaged $633.

7 Excludes average heating assistance household benefit of $216 for Summer Fill program.

8 Excludes household crisis assistance benefits, which averaged $543, that were provided by the State’s OCS Family Crisis
Assistance Program.

9 Excludes 1,435 subsidized housing tenants with heat included in their rent that received LIHEAP benefit not to exceed $5 per household to make such household eligiblefor the Full Standard Utility Allowance under the Food Stamp/SNAP program.

10 Excludes household average benefit of $183 for households served through the Reach Out for Warmth Program.

11 Excludes average benefit of $743 for crisis utility assistance for households with chronic long-term medical conditions.

12 Excludes average benefit of $97 for crisis furnace restart and $91 for utility re-connection.