Guilford County
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File #: 2022-115    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Budget Amendment Status: Passed
File created: 12/22/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/20/2022 Final action: 1/20/2022
Title: DHHS - DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES PANDEMIC LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIEAP)
Attachments: 1. Pandemic LIEAP funding authorization 12.21.pdf, 2. DCDL_ Pandemic LIEAP 12.21.2021
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TITLE

Title

DHHS - DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES PANDEMIC LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIEAP)

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SPONSOR

Sponsor

Sharon Barlow

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BACKGROUND

Background

As a result of the state budget being passed, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds have been allocated to counties for a pandemic automatically authorized energy assistance payment for households with children 0-10 that are receiving Food & Nutrition Services benefits and received LIEAP last fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Guilford DHHS-Division of Social Services has received the energy funding authorization for FY 2021-22 with additional funding in the amount of $3,953,274.00. This additional funding will assist citizens of Guilford county meeting the eligibility criteria with heating and cooling costs. Households will receive $300 for wood, $400 for gas and $500 for electric. Utility vendors will receive direct payment and funds will be solely based on the households’ heating source and not their income or available resources.

 

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BUDGET IMPACT

Budget Impact

$3,953,274 Increase to Federal/State Funds

$3,953,274 Increase in Appropriation to Health & Human Services - Social Services

NO ADDITIONAL COUNTY FUNDS REQUIRED

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REQUESTED ACTION

Requested Action

Approve an increase in Federal/State funds by $3,953,274 and increase the FY 2021-22 Health and Human Services (Social Services) budget by the same amount to reflect additional funding authorization for the DHHS-Division of Social Services for Pandemic LIEAP program during FY 2021-22.