Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Information and Feedback Sessions
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Community Services (OCS) is pleased to announce that it will convene two Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Information and Feedback Sessions in April. The purpose of these meetings is to provide critical information about LIHWAP requirements and to gain a better understanding of LIHWAP grantees’ anticipated technical assistance needs. OCS strongly encourages all directly funded LIHEAP state, territory, and tribal grantees to participate, as LIHWAP grantees will include states, territories, and tribes that received fiscal year (FY) 2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) awards.
OCS will host this virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern. This meeting is intended for all state, territory, and tribal LIHWAP grantees, federal partners, and other critical stakeholders. The webinar will include an interactive presentation, opportunities to submit questions during the session, and a survey afterward to all participating organizations. Survey questions will focus on the following topics:
- Understanding of drinking water and wastewater needs;
- Existing water assistance programs and supports;
- Adaptation of existing policies and procedures;
- Anticipated timeframe for assistance to households; and,
- Technical assistance needs.
OCS will host a second virtual meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern. This meeting is intended for tribal LIHEAP grantees only. OCS hopes to better understand the most critical water access issues for tribal low-income households in order to better design its policies to serve tribal needs. The webinar will serve as an opportunity for OCS to address program implementation matters that are unique to tribes and tribal organizations.
For additional information on LIHWAP, please visit their website at https://acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/lihwap. Session registration and further details can be found at https://acf.hhs.gov/ocs/policy-guidance/lihwap-dcl-2021-02-april-sessions-registration-links-fy2021.