The following section highlights best practices in Performance Measurement among LIHEAP grantees. This includes ideas for data collection and reporting—as well as ways to use Performance Measurement in both administration and development of the LIHEAP program.

Collecting Data

Reporting Data
If you have a good example of this please click on "Suggest a Resource" in the LIHEAP Virtual Library and submit your example for consideration.

Analyzing Data
If you have a good example of this please click on "Suggest a Resource" in the LIHEAP Virtual Library and submit your example for consideration.

Decision-Making and Planning Based on Data

  • LIHEAP Logic Model [PDF]
  • Use this framework developed by the Performance Measures Implementation Work Group (PMIWG) to lay out your objectives during the Performance Management process.

Using Data to Evaluate Decisions and Plans

  • Minnesota's 12-Month Data Collection
  • The State of Minnesota currently collects energy consumption and expenditures data for all LIHEAP applicant households for the past twelve months for all fuel types from all vendors in the state. These data are being used to determine the LIHEAP benefit amount for each client. Download the overview here:
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