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  • CSBG State Assessments

    Published: September 23, 2019
    CSBG State Assessments
  • LIHEAP Research Experiences of Selected Federal Social Welfare Programs and State LIHEAP Programs in Targeting Vulnerable Elderly and Young Child Households

    Published: December 1, 2008
  • LIHEAP Case Study on Energy Burden FY 2005

    Published: July 1, 2005
    The purpose of this evaluation study is to assess to what extent the LIHEAP program is serving the lowest income households that have the highest energy burdens.
  • LIHEAP Case Study on Measuring the Outcome through a Home Energy Insecurity Scale

    Published: July 1, 2003
    The scale represents a substantive improvement in measuring the outcomes generated by low-income energy assistance programs
  • LIHEAP Case Study GAO Report on Greater Fraud Prevention Controls

    Published: June 1, 2010
    GAO Report to Congressional Requesters.
  • LIHEAP Case Study on Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) Assessment Report

    Published: May 1, 2003
    Detailed Information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Assessment.
  • LIHEAP Case Study on Integrating Government-Funded and Ratepayer-Funded Low-Income Fuel Assistance Programs

    Published: May 1, 2000
    Workbook to help program managers facilitate the integration of government-funded fuel assistance programs.
  • LIHEAP Case Studies and Evaluations

    Published: August 13, 2012
    LIHEAP Studies and Research Projects.
  • LIHEAP Case Study on Cooling Assistance to Reduce Heat Stress

    Published: June 13, 2016
    By Lauren Christopher, Director, Division of Energy Assistance, Office of Community Services According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), extreme heat events are a leading cause of extreme weather-related deaths in the United States and the number is rising. Based on data files from the National Vital Statistics System, from 1999 to 2010, a total of 7,415 people died due to exposure to excessive natural heat, an average of about 618 deaths a year. Heat-related deaths and illness mostly are preventable. The Administration for Children and Families is one of the many Federal agencies working to help communities prepare for high temperatures this summer. While anyone can develop heat stress, which can cause a person to not cool down properly, the populations that are at a heightened risk may also be eligible for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assistance. LIHEAP is a $3.6 billion program administered by states, territories and tribal governments. Many states partner with a network of local community-based organizations to provide assistance directly to households. A number of communities may be using LIHEAP as a powerful tool to ease extreme heat-related health risks during the summer months by offering heat related services as well as assistance with electric bill payment and energy-related home repairs. Heat related services may include Cooling centers with air conditioners. Provision of fans and air conditioners. Providing critical information about emergency resources and guidance. To locate the energy assistance office in your area, please call the National Energy Assistance Referral line toll-free phone number at 1-866-674-6327 or email You can also contact your State and Territory grantee or Tribal grantee for information on the LIHEAP assistance that may be available. As another resource, see the LIHEAP Resource Guide on Indoor Health and Safety which provides additional information and resources to help you stay cool. Fear of high cooling bills may force people to raise the thermostat on the energy system in their homes in order to save money. But higher indoor temperatures may lead to unsafe conditions and extreme heat. Closing window blinds reduces the amount of sun entering the home, decreasing the indoor heat. Using the stove and oven less, and cooking in larger batches to prepare meals to cover a few days are other tactics of keeping homes cooler in the summer. The strongest protective factor against heat-related illness is air conditioning, with exposure to air conditioning for even a few hours a day reduces associated illness risks. Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s or greater, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Better ways to cool off are to take a cool shower or bath or to move to an air-conditioned place such as a shopping center, library, or other designated cooling center. Beyond indoor cooling, remember to stay hydrated by sipping water throughout the day, check routinely on the elderly and other homebound individuals, and NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle. Remember, cracking the windows will not be enough to prevent heat stroke for a person or pet left in a car. For information on heat-related illnesses and treatment, please visit the CDC Extreme Heat website.
  • CED Case Study YES Housing Highlights FY 2016

    Published: April 7, 2016
    This video showcases YES Housing, a CED Grantee, opening a newly built Carmike Cinema. 
  • AFI Webinar: Program Development (2016)

    Published: July 27, 2017
    This 2016 webinar features AFI grantees discussing how they implemented their projects and addressed challenges. This webinar is part of the AFI Peer Learning Virtual Coffee Series, which is a series of webinars that feature guest speakers and presenters from peer grantees or community partners of grantees.
  • AFI Webinar: Using Technology to Streamline the Participant Application Process (2017)

    Published: July 27, 2017
    This 2017 webinar features AFI grantees sharing how they used technology to streamline the enrollment process for their AFI project. This webinar is part of the AFI Peer Learning Virtual Coffee Series, which is a series of webinars that feature guest speakers and presenters from peer grantees or community partners of grantees.
  • AFI Webinar: Using Technology to Streamline Participant Experience and Increase Retention (2017)

    Published: August 3, 2017
    This 2017 webinar features AFI grantees sharing strategies for using technology to streamline the participant experience and increase retention. Grantees also discuss participant barriers to accessing technology and how to overcome those barriers. This webinar is part of the AFI Peer Learning Virtual Coffee Series, which is a series of webinars that feature guest speakers and presenters from peer grantees or community partners of grantees.
  • AFI Toolkits: Making the Case for your AFI Project—Success Stories and Project Evaluations Webinar (2017)

    Published: September 22, 2017
    This 2017 webinar features AFI grantees sharing how they have used participant success stories and evaluation data to make the case to stakeholders—including non-federal funders, boards, and organizational leadership. This webinar is part of the AFI Peer Learning Virtual Coffee Series, which is a series of webinars that feature guest speakers and presenters from peer grantees or community partners of grantees.
  • AFI Case Study: Multi-service Organizations and Financial Capability Integration

    Published: September 19, 2017
    This brief shares lessons learned from four multi-service organizations, specifically four Catholic Charities affiliates, integrating financial capability services into their work using Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Your Money, Your Goals.
  • CED Case Study Celebrating Local Culture and Creating Job Opportunities at the Same Time FY 2018

    Published: April 6, 2018
    This case study highlights the Pacific Gateway Center, a Hawaii-based nonprofit organization that helps to serve the needs of Vietnamese and other refugees.
  • CED Webinar Celebrating Local Culture and Creating Job Opportunities

    Published: April 23, 2018
    This session highlights best practices and lessons learned from a recent CED grant. Dr. Tin Myaing Thein, Executive Director of Pacific Gateway Center (PGC) in Honolulu, Hawaii, discusses a CED-funded project to renovate a building and install a food incubation site, food retail spaces, and a technical assistance center for food-related businesses.
  • CED Webinar Enlivening the Main Street

    Published: April 23, 2018
    Gabriel Velasquez, Executive Director of Avenida Guadalupe Association discusses a CED-funded project to engage in a neighborhood revitalization project.
  • CED Case Study Enlivening the Main Street FY 2018

    Published: May 21, 2018
    This case study focuses on the Avenida Guadalupe Association's development of Guadalupe Street, its community's informal "main street."
  • CED Webinar Exploring the Many Roads to Quality Work: Insights from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

    Published: June 7, 2018
    This presentation helps CED grantees continue to build their knowledge about strategies for creating quality jobs for individuals with low-income.
  • CED Success Story Helping to Create Businesses and Jobs on a Reservation

    Published: June 14, 2018
    The Lakota Funds community development financial institution develops new businesses and improves individuals’ job skills on Native American reservations.
  • CED Case Study Cafes and Restaurants Can Be Community Meeting Points FY 2018

    Published: June 28, 2018
    This case study focuses on a restaurant revival that created jobs outside of St. Louis, Missouri.
  • CED Case Study Building a Sustainable Economy FY 2019

    Published: June 29, 2018
    Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) is one of the oldest community development corporations in the country, founded in 1977. It serves a large swath of rural Maine from its headquarters in the coastal town of Wiscasset. CEI and its leadership have long believed in building an economy that would use the state’s resources to create jobs and services without unduly stressing the area’s natural beauty. Thus, CEI has supported small fishermen and fishing facilities, value-added lumber industries, agriculture, and similar industry sectors.
  • CED Case Study Trying to Build a Business in the Clean Energy Field FY 2018

    Published: June 29, 2018
    This case study demonstrates how Isles, Inc. learned from its previous struggles to create a more successful program.
  • CED Case Study: Making an Asset out of a White Elephant

    Published: June 29, 2018
    This case study highlights Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporations, one of Boston's oldest and largest community development corporations.