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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.


Legislative Updates

Legislative Update: President’s FY2014 LIHEAP Budget

President’s FY2014 LIHEAP Budget: $3 billion Today, the President proposed investing $3.02 billion in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).   Overall, the President requested roughly $3 billion ($2.8 billion in formula and $150 million in contingency).  The Administration adjusted the formula so that…

Legislative Update: LIHEAP Week of Action Campaign

LIHEAP Week of Action Campaign On Wednesday, April 10th, LIHEAP supporters from across the nation are coming to Washington, D.C. to urge Congress to restore LIHEAP funding to at least $4.7 billion in 2014. On LIHEAP Action Day a bipartisan coalition of policymakers, industry leaders, and community…

Legislative Update: March 2013

March 2013 Legislative Updates With the March 1st sequestration deadline now here, the President is required under the August 2011 debt limit increase law (PL 112-25) to issue the order to begin the cuts under sequester. The Office of Management and Budget is expected to then…

Legislative Update: December 2012

December 2012 Legislative Updates This week 40 Senators sent a letter to the President requesting that they include $4.7 billion in their FY2014 submission to Congress.12 05 12 LIHEAP Ltr to President The House also sent a similar letter asking for LIHEAP House FY2014 Letter to…

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