This section of the LIHEAP Performance Management website includes information on recent updates to the website and new developments related to LIHEAP Performance Management.
What's New in November 2017
- APPRISE will be conducting two training webinars for completing the FY 2017 Household Report, which must be submitted in OLDC by December 15th, 2017.
- November 15th - Webinar #1: Step-By-Step Overview of the FY 2017 Household Report. This webinar will provide detailed instructions and guidance for successfully completing each reporting item in the FY 2017 Household Report. The webinar will last for approximately 90 minutes and will provide a comprehensive overview intended for new LIHEAP Coordinators, IT staff that assist with generating report data, and other staff that assist with reporting.
- November 29th - Webinar #2: Common Issues and Reminders for Completing the FY 2017 Household Report. This webinar will discuss common reporting issues that are found when reviewing state’s submitted Household Reports, and it will serve as a refresher of the main reporting requirements and nuances. The webinar will last for approximately 30 minutes and is intended for all LIHEAP coordinators and relevant staff that assist with reporting.
- APPRISE has developed new “Check Before You Submit” documents to assist grantees with reviewing their Household Report, Performance Data Form Module 1 (Grantee Survey), and Performance Data Form Module 2 (Performance Measures) for potential issues prior to submitting their reports in OLDC. These documents will help grantees to proactively identify and correct any reporting issues before submission, and use of these documents will assist grantees by reducing follow-up from APPRISE and the need to substantially revise reports after submission.
What's New in October 2017
- FY 2018 Model Plans were due on October 4th.
- The new fiscal year – FY 2018 – began. For upcoming grantee reporting on their program during FY 2017, APPRISE began developing new resources to help grantees check their data prior to submission and OCS review. Each grantee will also be contacted with a reminder of review findings from their FY 2016 reports to help them check and preemptively resolve any issues prior to submitting their FY 2017 reports.
- The PMIWG Process Team continued developing a new “Executive Summary” to accompany each state grantee’s LIHEAP Performance Measures State Snapshot. The purpose is to provide context and information and to help grantees understand and easily share their State Snapshot charts and information with program partners, including subgrantees, vendors, and other stakeholders.
- Each state grantee can now view and use their final submitted FY 2016 reporting data in the Data Warehouse. This includes grantees’ FY 2016 Household Report and Grantee Survey information, as well as data on the estimated income-eligible population. Since the FY 2016 data are not yet public, each state grantee can only access their own state’s FY 2016 data, but the data can be analyzed with historic data using the Data Warehouse chart and table tools.
What's New in September 2017
- Grantees recently submitted their FY 2017 Carryover & Reallotment Report and their preliminary FY 2017 Household Report. APPRISE will be reviewing grantee’s submissions and providing technical assistance as needed.
- State grantees’ final submitted FY 2016 reporting data will be added to the Data Warehouse later this month. This includes grantees’ FY 2016 Household Report and Grantee Survey information, as well as data on the estimated income-eligible population. Since the FY 2016 data are not yet public, each state grantee will only be able to access their own state’s FY 2016 data, but the data can be analyzed with historic data using the Data Warehouse chart and table tools.
What's New in August 2017
- The LIHEAP Data Help Desk was available to help LIHEAP grantees with using the LIHEAP Data Warehouse and Performance Measures data in developing FY 2018 Model LIHEAP Plans and working to integrate data into program planning. To submit a question or contact the Help Desk, log in and click here.
- The Grantee Forum facilitated discussion and information sharing among LIHEAP grantees. The forum can be accessed here after logging in by clicking here.
What’s New in July 2017
- The PMIWG on-site meeting took place from July 11 to July 13 in Portland, Oregon.
- The LIHEAP Data Warehouse Tutorial was updated with more detail and information. To see the updated version, follow this link.
What’s New in June 2017
- A new online Forum has been added to the LIHEAP Performance Management Website (PMW) to facilitate discussion and information sharing among LIHEAP grantees. The forum is accessible to all grantees, who are encouraged to take advantage of this resource by contributing with questions and advice. The forum can be accessed here after you log-in: https://liheappm.acf.hhs.gov/forum
- APPRISE began sending state grantees new Performance Management Integration Guides, which include the customized State Snapshots and What-If Analysis tool discussed in earlier webinars. Grantees with questions can contact Jorge Mancilla (Jorge-MancillaUribe@appriseinc.org) or Kevin McGrath (Kevin-McGrath@appriseinc.org) at APPRISE, or post their questions directly to the Forum.
- The PMIWG and APPRISE presented a workshop called “Putting LIHEAP Performance Measures into Practice” at NEUAC on June 27, 2017. The workshop presented concrete examples of what LIHEAP Performance Measures tell us about LIHEAP customers, and of how they can be used to make informed decisions about energy assistance. The presentation slides can be found here.
What’s New in May 2017
- A webinar on “Using Performance Measures Data to Update LIHEAP Benefit Matrices” was presented to grantees on May 17, 2017. The Webinar provided program managers with examples of how to use energy expenditure data to update their benefit matrix, and it demonstrated how to use data collected for individual households in benefit determination procedures. The webinar is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZOUe7upsuM
What's New in April 2017
- A three part workshop on LIHEAP Performance Management took place April 3-4 at the National Training Conference in New Orleans, LA. Materials from the workshop will be posted on the training website at http://event.capconcorp.com/meeting/liheap/index.php. Grantees with questions can contact Melissa Torgerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin McGrath (Kevin-McGrath@appriseinc.org).
- APPRISE offered an "encore" of the National LIHEAP Performance Management Training (Session 1) via webinar on April 26, 2017. The APPRISE team presented information on how grantees can review, interpret, and use the data from their Performance Measures forms. The webinar is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC97o01sbns
What's New in March 2017
- A webinar on "Using the LIHEAP Performance Management Website’s Data Warehouse for Program Planning" was presented to grantees on March 9, 2017. This webinar demonstrated concrete ways that grantees can use data to develop their LIHEAP Model Plan. The webinar is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJXyTdkZVE&feature=youtu.be.
- The LIHEAP Performance Management Website Data Warehouse Tutorial is now available on the “Resources and Tutorial” tab of the Data Warehouse. Supplements to the tutorial will be added to the website throughout the Spring. Comments or suggestions should be directed to Dan Bausch (Daniel-Bausch@appriseinc.org).
- Members of the Performance Management Implementation Work Group (PMIWG), together with APPRISE, presented an "Introduction to the LIHEAP Performance Management Integration Guide" webinar on March 22, 2017. This webinar included a demonstration of various tools developed by the PMIWG and APPRISE to assist grantees with using their Performance Measures data. The webinar is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCuHQU9D64E&feature=youtu.be.
What's New in February 2017
On February 28, members of the Performance Management Implementation Work Group (PMIWG) demonstrated the Performance Management Website Data Warehouse at the Winter NEADA meeting. The team also discussed their current work on various Performance Management tools and resources for grantees. Questions or comments should be directed to Jane Blank at (608) 264-9762 or email@example.com.