Written on: March 17, 2023 by ICM
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), has added over $560 million to the $1 billion awarded last month to help lower home heating and cooling costs in U.S. households. The grant awards, now totaling $1.56 billion, are part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which assists low-income households with their energy costs.
This past year, LIHEAP served over 6 million households with heating, cooling and weatherization services. The release of these funds brings the total LIHEAP funding for Fiscal Year 2023 to $6.1 billion, and is part of the Biden Administration’s broader efforts to lower costs for U.S. families.