Issue Brief 11-38
November 10, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is making $1.853 billion available in first quarter Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant funds under the federal fiscal year (FY) 2012 continuing resolution (CR). The CR funds the government through November 18, 2011. These first quarter awards are significantly more than other programs received under the CR, but less than some states anticipated.

This Issue Brief discusses the recent release of funds as well as potential funding levels for LIHEAP in FY 2012.