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NEUAC releases its reaction to President Obama’s FY 2016 LIHEAP budget.

NEUAC adds your voice to the debate over LIHEAP funding for 2016. Funding appears to be flat as compared to FY 2015 at $3.39 billion, however, new proposed encumbrances for states further erode the ability to serve LIHEAP needs. Our coalition urges Congress to fund LIHEAP at $4.7 billion with no new encumbrances for states. See the full version of the NEUAC news release here. Also, check out LIHEAP highlights from the full 2016 HHS Budget and the HHS/ACF budget justifications for the appropriations committee.

Read this timely article from Mindy Miller at demonstrating the immediate need for more funding, as vulnerable Americans are turned away from receiving emergency LIHEAP funding to stay warm and safe this winter.

SAVE THE DATE for LIHEAP Action Day 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Washington, D.C.
Hosted by the National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition

Register NOW for LIHEAP Action Day (Including all D.C. based participants)

LIHEAP Action Day is your opportunity to join NEUAC members from across the nation to travel to our nation’s Capitol to educate members of Congress and their staff about the continued need for LIHEAP funding.

Once you are registered for LIHEAP Action Day, you will receive updates, additional logistical details and messaging information as we get closer to LIHEAP Action Day, March 25, 2015.

Hotel Accommodations

Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel arrangements. A group rate has been negotiated for hotel stays at the Omni Shoreham Hotel from Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th, 2015. Please note NEUAC when making your reservations for the best rate. The Omni Shoreham Hotel is located at 2500 Calvert St., NW, Washington, DC, 20008, Phone: 202-234-0700.  Reserve your room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel now!

LIHEAP Action Day Schedule of Activities

Morning Activities

Breakfast and pre-Action Day briefing at American Gas Association, 400 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington D.C.

          • Welcome and sponsor remarks
          • Review of the day’s logistics, policy and legislative updates for 2015 and 2016
          • Review messaging materials before departing for Congressional visits on Capitol Hill

Mid-day Activities

Participants make congressional visits to Capitol Hill staff offices from mid-morning through late afternoon.

Evening and Wrap-up Activities

Action Day legislative reception and award presentation to be held near the U.S. Capitol complex (Location details to come).

Thanks To Our Sponsors

NEUAC would like to thank its LIHEAP Action Day sponsors for their support, including: Entergy Corporation, American Gas Association, Energy Outreach Colorado, Atmos Energy, Edison Electric Institute, and DTE Energy.

To become a supporting sponsor for LIHEAP Action Day, 2015, email Dan Alderson at Atmos Energy, or contact him by phone: 972-855-9891

Save the Date for NEUAC 2015, the National Energy and Utility Affordability Conference!

Join us at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD, on June 22-24, 2015, when the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition presents the largest and most comprehensive conference in the United States addressing the need for affordable home energy and other utilities for low-income households.

The National Energy and Utility Affordability Conference will attract participants representing nonprofit and government agencies, utilities and other institutions who provide utility and fuel bill assistance for families in need, energy efficiency and weatherization services and consumer education. NEUAC, rhe conference, will feature nationally recognized speakers and workshops covering a wide variety of issues, as well as exhibits and other sessions. The intent is to provide valuable information for energy assistance professionals and build national awareness of energy poverty.

Click on the "2014 Conference" in the menu bar above to view information about the most recent conference in Kansas City, KS. Clicking on links for the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 conferences above will take you to sections containing overviews of conferences held respectively in Denver, CO; Portland, OR; San Antonio, TX; Fort Lauderdale, FL; New Orleans, LA; and San Diego, CA.

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