Issue Brief 10-05
January 26, 2010

On January 20, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $490 million of the $590 million appropriated in federal fiscal year (FY) 2010 for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) emergency contingency funds. These funds are in addition to the $4.5 billion in regular block grant funds. To date, HHS has distributed $3.9 billion in block grant funds to states.