States Receive $2.9 Billion in LIHEAP Funds
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is making $2.936 billion available in fiscal year (FY) 2014 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant funds under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (CR, P.L. 113-46). The CR funds the government through January 15, 2014, at annualized FY 2013 levels (post-sequestration) for most discretionary programs. These initial awards represent 90% of a state’s annualized allocation under the CR.
This Issue Brief discusses the recent release of funds as well the outlook for LIHEAP funding in FY 2014.