LIHEAP Data Case Studies

In 2018, the LIHEAP Performance Management Implementation Work Group (PMIWG) developed a data case study approach for examining and using data to make programmatic decisions.

• Changes in Targeting Vulnerable Populations Over Time

This case study examines how Indiana has served its income-eligible population and vulnerable low-income households over time.
Access the report here. [PDF]

The report provides key insights into the topic of targeting vulnerable populations by using charts from the Data Warehouse Standard Reports. The appendix provides a tutorial for accessing the data, and grantees are encouraged to examine this case study through the lens of the training exercises conducted during the 2018 National Training Conference, available here.

• Energy Burden Targeting

This case study examines how Minnesota has home energy burden reduction through its benefit determination procedures and shows the outcome using FY 2016 program data reported for the LIHEAP Performance Measures. Access the report here. [PDF]

The report provides key insights into the topic of energy burden targeting and burden reduction by using charts from the Data Warehouse Standard Reports. The appendix provides a tutorial for accessing the same LIHEAP Performance Measures data for other states.

• Forecasting the Number of Applications to be Received

This case study provides key insights into the topic of program planning and forecasting. An Application Projection Tool that allows grantees to track applications and approval by week, and project applications and approvals for the remainder of the fiscal year based on their historic data, is available for all grantees to download and use. The tool contains a tutorial with instructions to help grantees use it. Access the Application Projection Tool here [XLSM]. Access the tutorial here [PDF].

A case study report examining the development of the tool by Minnesota, and the application of the tool using data from Indiana and Missouri, is forthcoming.