Since FY 1991, state and tribal LIHEAP grantees have had the opportunity to participate in the LIHEAP Leveraging Incentive Program, established under the 1990 reauthorization of LIHEAP (Public Law 101-501). Under the program grantees are rewarded for acquiring non-federal home energy resources for low-income households. Leveraging incentive funds are awarded to those grantees that use their own or other non-Federal resources to supplement or leverage federal LIHEAP dollars.
The majority of leveraged resources attained by state grantees comes from state or local government funds and energy vendor low-income programs (financial assistance and weatherization). Other resources include landlords, weatherization suppliers, churches, charities and community groups, including fuel funds. The resources herein provide background information on the leveraging regulation, and detail state resources. Information on activities conducted in FY 2010 is the latest year for which information is available.
- Leveraging History: FY 1991-2010
- State Leveraging Summaries and Tables - 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995
- LIHEAP Clearinghouse Memorandum 820: Background on LIHEAP Leveraging Incentive Program (April 2009)
- LIHEAP Clearinghouse Memorandum 865: Fuel Funds (April 2009)
- LIHEAP Clearinghouse Memorandum 880: LIHEAP Negotiations With Non-Regulated Fuel Vendors: Fixed Margin Programs, Discounts, Summer Fill, Fuel Cooperatives (August 2005)
- Examples of FY 2009 Leveraging Reports