Issue Brief 15-21
June 17, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released the remaining $34 million in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds. States received an initial release of $3.054 billion in federal fiscal year (FY) 2015 funds in October 2014, and a second release of $302 million in January 2015. With this third notice, ACF has released the program’s entire FY 2015 appropriation of $3.390 billion. Overall, LIHEAP funding changed by -1% in FY 2015, preceded by a 5.2% increase in FY 2014, and a -6.2% reduction in FY 2013.