Issue Brief 16-18
April 6, 2016

On April 1, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released $335.5 million in fiscal year (FY) 2016 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant funds. States received an initial release of $3.018 billion in October 2015. With this second notice, ACF has released $3.353 billion of the $3.390 billion appropriated for the program in FY 2016. At this time, ACF is holding back the remaining funds (1%), pending final budget decisions.