HHS Acts Quickly to Release LIHEAP Funds
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is making $3.05 billion available in fiscal year (FY) 2015 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant funds under the Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2015 (CR, P.L. 113-164). The CR keeps the federal government running until December 11, 2014. For most discretionary programs, the CR provides annualized funding at the FY 2014 enacted level reduced by a small across-the-board (ATB) rescission. The initial LIHEAP awards represent 90% of a state’s annualized allocation under the CR.