HHS Releases Final Round of LIHEAP Funds
On September 16, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released $14 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, and a second release of $336 million in April 2016. With this third notice, ACF has released $3.368 billion of the $3.390 billion appropriated for the program in FY 2016. No additional funds will be awarded to states. Of the remaining funds, $3 million is reserved for training/technical assistance, and $19.5 million will be transferred to other programs within HHS.