ADVISORY: HHS ANNOUNCES OVER $3 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE
ALBANY, GA – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families has announced the release of over $3 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. LIHEAP aids individuals and families, especially seniors and children, heat their homes in the winter, cool their homes in the summer, and assist with insulation to ensure that their homes are energy efficient. Grantees with completed FY 2016 LIHEAP plans will receive award letters with their individual allotments. Each grantee that submitted a complete LIHEAP plan for FY 2016 received the funding available under the Continuing Resolution.
Georgia has received $48,814,457 in LIHEAP funds for FY 2016. HHS previously awarded $3.05 billion nationwide in June 2015, for a total of $3.35 billion year-to-date. Congress appropriated these funds under the Continuing Appropriations Resolution FY 2016, Public Law 114-53, which was signed into law on September 30, 2015.
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