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LIHEAP Blog/News Updates

United States Conference of Mayors to Congress: Increase LIHEAP Funds, Protect Our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Populations






San Francisco, CA – During its 83rd Annual Meeting, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today passed a resolution calling on Congress to increase funding and the appropriations of the Low Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP) to $4.7 billion in FY2016. Submitted by Mayor…

California LIHEAP: Open Year Round






Writing and reporting by Jake Brown   With 38 million people spread across 158,648 square miles, California is one of the country’s driest in the summer. Scorching temperatures that average in the upper-90s throughout many of its desert communities keeps LIHEAP offices busy throughout both the winter…

Congressional Budget: Where do we stand?






Earlier this year, the President’s FY2016 budget requested a budget of $3.39 billion for LIHEAP. [In addition to $3.19 billion in formula grants, part of this request includes $200 million for a new “Utility Innovation Fund”.] The administration also requested funding for mandatory ‘energy trigger’…

On Behalf of LIHEAP






Last week, Mark Wolfe, Executive Director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA), spoke on behalf of LIHEAP at the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations hearing. Testifying as a public witness, Mr. Wolfe shared several key insights to the LIHEAP program–from trends…

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