U.S. Dept. Of Human Services Releases $3.37 Billion In LIHEAP Grants; PA’s Share $182.8 Million
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announced the release of nearly $3.37 billion of Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 regular block grant funding to Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) recipients.
Pennsylvania’s share is $182.8 million.
States may use LIHEAP funds to help low-income households pay for heating and cooling costs, for crisis assistance, weatherization assistance, and services (such as counseling) to reduce the need for energy assistance.
The largest share of LIHEAP funding goes to pay for heating assistance. FY 2022 LIHEAP funding is provided under the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, which the President signed into law on September 30, 2021 and provides funding for LIHEAP until December 3, 2021.
This release reflects 90 percent of the total amount of funds available under the legislation to recipients at the beginning of the program year.
Please Click Here for a table detailing the allocations to all state recipients and territory recipients.