Accession Number : ADA194473

Title :   Low-Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to Funding Reductions.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

PDF Url : ADA194473

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant was established by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981. Its purpose is to help eligible households meet home energy costs. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administers LIHEAP through the Office of Energy Assistance in the Family Support Administration. Our objectives were to: (1) determine the amounts of oil overcharge funds available to the states from these two settlements and the extent to which states have applied these funds to their LIHEAP programs; (2) identify the percentage cuts in federal LIHEAP funding that have occurred since fiscal year 1986 and how the states responded to these cuts, including the extent to which federal LIHEAP funds were transferred to other block grant programs; and (3) obtain the views of state program officials and interest groups on the effects of funding cuts on LIHEAP recipients.

Descriptors :   *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *INCOME, *LOW COSTS, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, ENERGY, HEALTH, HUMANS, RESPONSE, FAMILY MEMBERS, OILS, ALLOCATIONS, HEATING OILS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE