HHS releases additional $300 million to help families, seniors heat homes

January 21, 2015

Nearly $300 million is now available from HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to help Americans who may struggle to heat their homes during frigid temperatures this winter.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds assist households, including those with children and seniors, take care of home energy needs such as heating in the winter, cooling in the summer, and insulating homes to make them more energy efficient and reduce energy costs. 

Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance should contact their local/state LIHEAP agency.

Quick Facts

  • HHS released close to $3 billion in LIHEAP funding last October.
  • HHS is now making additional funding available to states, territories, tribes and the District of Columbia to help households with their heating and home energy costs.

Quotes

“With recent sub-freezing temperatures across much of the country, LIHEAP provides critical support to households that may otherwise have to choose between necessities such as food on the table, much-needed medications and their energy bills.”
— Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families
“We have worked quickly to make LIHEAP funding available to states and localities.”
— Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families

Contact

Administration for Children & Families
Office of Communications
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Phone: (202) 401-9215
Fax: (202) 205-9688
Email: media@acf.hhs.gov