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Updated February 4, 2014
With the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-76) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has announced the release of an additional $454 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds on January 30.
Previously HHS had released $2.9 billion in LIHEAP funding, in November, while awaiting action on the final Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations.
LIHEAP is a federal block grant program that helps low-income households pay their heating bills in the winter and cooling bills in the summer.
For a complete list of funds available to States as of January 30, 2014 go to: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocs/dcl_2014_jan30_fundingtable_final_1.pdf.
For more information on LIHEAP, please contact Joy Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rachel Morgan (email@example.com), or Tamra Spielvogel (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 202.624.5400.
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