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.


2014 REPORT TO CONGRESS AND NEW GRANTEE PROFILES

2014 Report to Congress [PDF Document]

Select a Grantee to view a 1-page snapshot of their LIHEAP program using 2014 Report to Congress data.


COMING SOON - 2015 REPORT TO CONGRESS, SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES, AND NEW GRANTEE PROFILES

The 2015 LIHEAP Report to Congress is currently under development and will be the first to present information in a new, streamlined format. The core national LIHEAP information will continue to be included in the main report, but additional supplemental data tables will be available in separate documents that users can access to view more detailed, granular information. The 2015 LIHEAP Report to Congress will also be released with new one-page Grantee Profiles developed for all 50 states and the District of Columbia to provide key snapshot information about each of these Grantee’s LIHEAP program.


RECENT REPORTS TO CONGRESS

2013 Report to Congress [PDF Document]
2012 Report to Congress [PDF Document]
2011 Report to Congress [PDF Document]
2010 Report to Congress [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.