Issue Brief 12-39
November 14, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is making $3.068 billion available in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant funds under the fiscal year (FY) 2013 continuing resolution (CR). The CR funds the government through March 27, 2013. These initial awards represent the lesser of: 1) 90% of a state’s annualized allocation under the CR and 2) the amount the state requested for the first two quarters of FY 2013.

This Issue Brief discusses the recent release of funds as well as potential funding levels for LIHEAP in FY 2013.