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LIHEAP Dear Colleague Notice on Sequestration Update

Published: March 4, 2013
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Dear Colleague Notices

LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY
ASSISTANCE

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

Re:  Sequestration Update  

Date:  March 4, 2013

 

Dear Colleagues:

As you are likely aware, in accordance with the Budget Control Act of 2011, a series of spending cuts, called sequestration, will cancel approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources across the Federal government for the remainder of the Federal fiscal year.  As a partner with you in accomplishing the Administration for Children and Families mission, we are writing to provide you with information about what this reduction means for the funds provided to your organization.

At this time, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Children and Families are taking every step to mitigate the effects of these cuts.  However, since the funding and sequester statutes do not offer flexibility for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the overall payments for the fiscal year will be reduced by 5%.  Therefore, the remaining payments for the fiscal year will be reduced proportionally to meet the annual level. 

You will be contacted by the appropriate Grant Management Officer with additional details at a later point.  

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

                                                         

Jeannie L. Chaffin
Director
Office of Community Services