The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 24 released nearly $3.7 billion in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding to help households with their home energy costs.
With this release, the Biden-Harris Administration has invested nearly $22 billion in LIHEAP to date.
LIHEAP provides federally funded assistance to reduce the costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and minor energy-related home repairs.
The American Public Power Association strongly supports LIHEAP.
Along with the funding release, the Administration for Children and Families, which is part of HHS, also launched a LIHEAP eligibility tool, which allows households across the country to quickly identify if they might be eligible for LIHEAP assistance by inputting basic information like income and household size.
ACF’s Office of Community Services also released a LIHEAP heating assistance toolkit, which includes a variety of outreach materials, spotlight videos and winter safety resources designed to help keep families safe and warm during cold weather.