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If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

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.



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’ mechanism. The discretionary funding level is an increase over last year’s request of $2.8B; however, it is still short of the $3.4B enacted level this year.


The Campaign and its members stand behind a request for $4.7 billion in minimum funding for the program. The Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Hearings are on-going as of early Q2. You can read more about the LIHEAP testimonial at the most recent hearing in our “On Behalf of LIHEAP” blog post.


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