Performance Improvement 2009. How Many and Who Receive What Kind of Energy Assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program?

01/01/2009

Program staff analyzed service and expenditure data for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In FY 2006, LIHEAP provided assistance through block grants to the States, the District of Columbia, Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations, and United States Insular Areas. These households represented 16 percent of all households with incomes under the Federal LIHEAP income eligibility cutoff.

Households that received heating assistance were among the poorer households within the LIHEAP income eligible population. Of households receiving heating assistance 31 percent had at least one member 60 years or older, 29 percent included at least one member with a disability, and 21 percent included at least one child 5 years or younger. Households receiving weatherization assistance had the highest concentration of elderly members. Households receiving cooling assistance (as opposed to other types of LIHEAP assistance) had the highest concentration of disabled members. Households receiving summer crisis assistance had the highest concentration of young children.

Report Title: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Report to Congress for FY 2006 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/report/index.html
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OCS, Office of Community Services
Federal Contact: Leon Litow, 202-401-5304
Performer: Staff; Administration for Children and Families
PIC ID: 8858

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