LIHEAP DCL Funding Release FY 2016

Publication Date: October 23, 2015

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: FY 2016 LIHEAP Funding Release

Date: October 23, 2015

Dear Colleagues:

The Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA), is pleased to announce the release of approximately $3.017 billion of Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 regular block grant funding to LIHEAP grantees.  This funding is provided under the Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2016, Public Law 114-53 (also referred to as a “CR”), which the President signed into law on September 30, 2015.

Please find attached a table detailing the allocations to state and territory grantees made and a table detailing the allocations to tribal grantees made by this release.  Grantees with completed FY 2016 LIHEAP Plans will be sent award letters with their individual allocations.  Each grantee that submitted a complete LIHEAP Plan for FY 2016 received the funding available under the CR, after accounting for updates to the data used to calculate the block grant allocation award amounts.

Should you have any questions or need any assistance from our office, please contact your liaison.  To view their contact information on our web site, please click here.

We recognize that grantees worked diligently to submit their FY 2016 Plans on time.  We are also aware that the winter weather will soon begin in parts of the country and that low income Americans will rely on expedited payments towards their home energy bills.  It remains our priority to work cooperatively with each of you on the review of your Plans to enable us to release funding as soon as possible at the beginning of the federal fiscal year which starts every October 1.  We appreciate your efforts on the development of your FY 2016 programs and are here to support you as you launch your programs.


Jeannie L. Chaffin
Office of Community Services

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