In the second COVID-19 stimulus bill passed by Congress, there is no specific funding for LIHEAP, and funding for rental assistance and utility assistance are shared. This document details how funds will be used in the Emergency Rental Assistance Section of the stimulus.
"Grantees shall use funds to provide direct financial assistance or housing stability services to eligible households. Not less than 90 percent of funds shall be used for direct financial assistance, including rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing."
Anonymous, "COVID-19 Relief Emergency Rental Assistance Summary", contributed by , The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 22 December 2020, accessed 29 November 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/covid-19-relief-emergency-rental-assistance-summary