LIHEAP Reports to Congress

This section of the LIHEAP Performance Management website includes recent publications and information for the annual LIHEAP Report to Congress, which includes detailed snapshot information of the LIHEAP program each year, including funding levels, income-eligible population estimates, and households served.


REPORT TO CONGRESS FOR FY 2015

Report to Congress FY 2015 [PDF Document]

Supplemental Tables - HHS Energy Programs [PDF Document]
Supplemental Tables - Sources of Funds [PDF Document]
Supplemental Tables - Uses of Funds Detailed Footnotes [PDF Document]
Supplemental Tables - Households Detailed Footnotes [PDF Document]
Supplemental Tables - Average Benefits Detailed Footnotes [PDF Document]
Supplemental Tables - Households by Poverty Level [PDF Document]
Supplemental Tables - Households by Vulnerability [PDF Document]
Supplemental Tables - State Income Standards [PDF Document]
Appendix A - Data Collection and Methodology [PDF Document]


GRANTEE PROFILES USING REPORT TO CONGRESS DATA

Access one-page snapshots of state LIHEAP programs using the Report to Congress data in the LIHEAP Data Warehouse.


COMING SOON - REPORTS TO CONGRESS FOR FY 2016 AND FY 2017

The LIHEAP Reports to Congress for FY 2016 and FY 2017 are under review and will be published following final approval.


RECENT REPORTS TO CONGRESS

Report to Congress FY 2014 [PDF Document]
Report to Congress FY 2013 [PDF Document]
Report to Congress FY 2012 [PDF Document]
Report to Congress FY 2011 [PDF Document]
Report to Congress FY 2010 [PDF Document]


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ANNUAL LIHEAP REPORT TO CONGRESS

Each year, the Office of Community Services publishes the LIHEAP Report to Congress, as required by Section 2610(a)(4) and (5) and section 2610(b) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Act (42 U.S.C. 8629).

The LIHEAP Report to Congress provides information regarding the following:

• Sources and uses of LIHEAP funding
• Amount, cost and type of fuels used by LIHEAP eligible households
• Type of fuel used by various income groups
• Number and income levels of households assisted with LIHEAP
• Household LIHEAP benefit levels
• LIHEAP offset of average heating costs
• Number of LIHEAP assisted households that include vulnerable members
• LIHEAP recipiency targeting performance measures

Data for this report are collected from a variety of sources. For example, fiscal data is obtained from the Office of Community Services, while data regarding LIHEAP assisted households is compiled from grantee reports. Other data sources include the American Community Survey and Residential Energy Consumption Survey. More information regarding data collection activities can be found in Appendix A of each Report to Congress.

Information from the Report to Congress is used for Congressional oversight and in response to Congressional and White House queries. Data included in the Report to Congress can also be accessed through the Data Warehouse.