Issue Brief 15-34
November 9, 2015

On October 23, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $3.018 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant funds under the Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2016 (CR; P.L. 114-53). The CR keeps the federal government running until December 11, 2015. For most discretionary programs, the CR provides annualized funding at the FY 2015 enacted level reduced by a small across-the-board (ATB) rescission. The initial LIHEAP awards represent approximately 89% of LIHEAP’s funding under the CR.