CapitolOur coalition plays an important role in LIHEAP advocacy by energizing our network at critical times during the annual Congressional budget cycle, which is important because LIHEAP requires annual budget approval.

What is LIHEAP? 

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.

Please see a state by state breakdown on the importance of LIHEAP funding: State by State LIHEAP Needs

NEUAC’s LIHEAP Action Day and LIHEAP Action Month support our efforts to keep LIHEAP top-of-mind for policymakers year-round.

We also seek opportunities to ensure the perspective of low-income and struggling households are considered in national policy discussions, such as the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Generally, we don’t take positions on such policies, we act as a voice for those without the opportunity to participate directly. And, we provide our coalition advocates with a toolkit to help impact relevant issues at the federal and state level.

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