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Dear Colleague Notice on LIHEAP FY 2019 Funding Release

Published: October 26, 2018
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Dear Colleague Notices

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
330 C Street, S.W., Mail Room 5425
Washington, D.C. 20201 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/programs/liheap

Re: FY 2019 Funding Release

Date: October 26, 2018

 

Dear Colleagues:

The Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA), announces the release of approximately $3.65 billion of Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 regular block grant funding to LIHEAP grantees. This funding is provided under the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law 115-245, which the President signed into law on September 28, 2018 and which is effective until September 30, 2019. Unlike previous years’ initial appropriations, this act appropriated LIHEAP funds for the entire FY 2019. This release reflects an increase of 9 percent of the monies being made available to grantees at the beginning of the program year compared to last year.

Please find attached a table detailing the allocations to state and territory grantees and a table detailing the allocations to tribal grantees under this release. Grantees with completed FY 2019 LIHEAP plans will be sent award letters with their individual funding amounts.

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

In light of ongoing natural disasters and the winter weather commencing in some parts of the country, we remind you of the flexibilities you have to revise your FY 2019 LIHEAP plans as needed throughout this year to reflect significant changes to your policies to meet changing needs. We also remind you of our resources about disaster planning and response available on our ACF LIHEAP website.

Sincerely,                                                  Sincerely,

 /s/                                                             /s/
Clarence H. Carter                                    Lauren S. Christopher
Acting Director                                          Director
Office of Community Services                  Division of Energy Assistance
                                                                 Office of Community Services

Attachments:

2019 Funding Release of LIHEAP Block Grant Funds to States and Territories
2019 Funding Release of LIHEAP Block Grant Funds to Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations

Last Reviewed: October 26, 2018