Congress passes stimulus bill with $900 million for LIHEAP
The United States Congress passed a stimulus bill that contains $900 million for LIHEAP. This represents about a 27% increase over the current FY 20 appropriation. The money can be spent through Sept. 2021.
Each state will make its own decisions regarding how to use this money. There are lots of options including providing funding for newly eligible households, increasing benefits to each household, and also potentially setting aside a portion of this money for energy efficiency/weatherization activities, once it is possible to do that work again.
The NW Energy Coalition and allies sent letters to the Congressional delegations from the four Northwest states in support of LIHEAP funding.