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The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.

 

LIHEAP Blog/News Updates

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…

Northeast Florida Reaches out to Senior Residents






In many communities across the United States, community outreach can be a challenge—particularly outreach directed towards the elderly. Despite best efforts to communicate important information to senior residents, sometimes the message gets lost in translation. One northeastern Florida community saw this challenge and decided to…

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