HHS Releases 2020 LIHEAP Funds

On Friday, the Office of Community Services (OCS) within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the release of approximately $3.32 billion of Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 regular block grant funding to LIHEAP grantees. This funding is provided under the Continuing Resolution, which the President signed into law on September 27, 2019. This release reflects 90 percent of the funds available under the Continuing Resolution to grantees at the beginning of the program year. The full Dear Colleague Letter from HHS as well as a table of state allocations can be found here.
  • CSBG
We are still awaiting notice from HHS on release of 2020 CSBG funding under the Continuing Resolution. NASCSP will update you when any additional information becomes available.
  • WAP
DOE WAP grantees have been instructed by DOE to plan to their previous year allocation, pending the finalization of the FY 2020 budget. See WAP Memo 53 for more information.
As a reminder, the current Continuing Resolution lasts until November 21st. Another Continuing Resolution will likely be needed as Congress still has not finalized FY 2020 funding across the federal government. NASCSP will keep you updated as the appropriations process continues.