Availability of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program; Proposed State Plan and Public Hearing Schedule
[49 Pa.B. 3160]
[Saturday, June 15, 2019]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is making available for public review and comment the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) proposed State Plan. Comments on this notice and testimony received at public hearings will be used to formulate the final State Plan for using Federal funds for FY 2019-2020 LIHEAP.
The Department has made the proposed State Plan available to the public at http://www.dhs.pa.gov/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap. In addition, copies of the proposed State Plan are available upon written request to the Division of Federal Programs and Program Management, Room 224, Willow Oak Building, 1006 Hemlock Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The Department will hold three public hearings throughout this Commonwealth to allow testimony on the proposed State Plan and to fulfill the Federal mandate for public input into the planning process. This mandate appears in Title XXVI (The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Pub.L. No. 97-35) (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 8621—8630) as amended by the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1984 (Pub.L. No. 98-558), the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Pub.L. No. 99-425), the Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1990 (Pub.L. No. 101-501), the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993 (Pub.L. No. 103-43), the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Amendments of 1994 (Pub.L. No. 103-252), the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Pub.L. No. 105-285) and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub.L. No. 109-58).
Public Hearing Schedule
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
10 a.m.—12 p.m.
Allegheny County Assistance Office
301 Fifth Avenue
Thursday, June 27, 2019
10 a.m.—12 p.m.
Philadelphia Free Library—Parkway Central
Rooms 405 and 406
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
10 a.m.—12 p.m.
Commonwealth Keystone Building
Hearing Room 3—Plaza Level
400 North Street
This notice shall take effect upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Persons who wish to testify on the proposed State Plan at a public hearing should arrange a time by telephoning (717) 772-7906. Persons from outside the Harrisburg area should call (800) 692-7462 or send a written request, including telephone number, to the Division of Federal Programs and Program Management, Room 224, Willow Oak Building, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Individuals also may submit written comments at any of the public hearings by e-mail to LIHEAPmail@pa.gov or by mail to the previously listed address by July 19, 2019.
Persons with a hearing or speech impairment may submit comments through the Pennsylvania Telecommunications Relay Service by calling 711.
TERESA D. MILLER,
Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-1348. No fiscal impact; (8) recommends adoption.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-907. Filed for public inspection June 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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