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File #: 15-0262R    Version: 0 Name: Request for Federal Action - Increasing the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funding
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/21/2015
Enactment #:
Title: Request for Federal Action - Increasing the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funding FOR the purpose of urging the President of the United States and the members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees to increase the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to no less than $4.7 billion to ensure greater protections for minority, low- and fixed-income households that are struggling to pay their energy bills.
Sponsors: Helen L. Holton, President Young, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Carl Stokes, James B. Kraft, William "Pete" Welch, Rochelle Spector, Mary Pat Clarke, Brandon M. Scott, Nick Mosby, Robert Curran, Warren Branch, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: LIHEAP Funding, Request for Federal Action
Attachments: 1. 15-0262R~1st Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Holton


A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Request for Federal Action - Increasing the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funding
FOR the purpose of urging the President of the United States and the members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees to increase the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to no less than $4.7 billion to ensure greater protections for minority, low- and fixed-income households that are struggling to pay their energy bills.
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WHEREAS, The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) was authorized by Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Public Law 97-35, 95 Stat.357) and began in 1982; and

WHEREAS, The purpose of LIHEAP is to assist low-income households, particularly those under the poverty level, that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy to meet immediate home energy needs; and

WHEREAS, Federal dollars for LIHEAP are allocated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to the states as a block grant and are disbursed under programs designed by the individual states; and

WHEREAS, LIHEAP is not an entitlement and accordingly remains dependent on the Federal appropriations process for its funding; and

WHEREAS, LIHEAP is administered at the state and county levels by government agencies and implemented primarily at the l...

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