Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Reports

ICR 202309-0970-002

OMB: 0970-0578

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
0970-0578 202309-0970-002
Received in OIRA 202202-0970-007
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Reports
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/08/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
04/30/2025 04/30/2025
401,769 401,413
249,351 247,571
0 0

OCS has utilized the LIHWAP reporting process to provide critical information for the LIHWAP emergency effort. Reports submitted by grant recipients have helped to ensure that LIHWAP, an emergency and temporary program, has been implemented effectively and efficiently; provided reliable and complete fiscal and household data for OCS analysis and reporting to Congress and the public; and responded to questions from the Congress, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), White House and other interested parties in a timely and accurate manner. With support from the data provided in the reports, OCS identified that many grant recipients needed additional time to accomplish the goals for LIHWAP. Therefore, OCS instituted an optional No Cost Extension (NCE) for grant recipients to extend the obligation deadline by six months through March 31, 2024. A total of 89 grant recipients requested and have received programmatic approval for the NCE. To reflect this update, OCS requests to: 1. Adjust the LIHWAP Quarterly Report form to collect two additional quarterly reports to account for the six-month extension through March 31, 2024. 2. Update the Annual Report Instructions to reflect an extension for the LIHWAP Annual Report due date. The extended due date for the annual report is July 31, 2024; 30 days after the liquidation deadline of June 30, 2024. This Supporting Statement has been updated to include the additional reporting periods and associated materials have been included with this submission for review and approval.

PL: Pub.L. 116 - 260 533 Name of Law: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
   PL: Pub.L. 117 - 2 2912 Name of Law: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 59166 10/26/2021
87 FR 9364 02/18/2022

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 401,769 401,413 0 356 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 249,351 247,571 0 1,780 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This request is to add two additional reporting period for the LIHWAP quarterly reports for FY 2024 for those grant recipients who are utilizing the No Cost Extension (NCE through March 31, 2024). Two questions from Section III will be included in FY 2024 Quarterly Reports for those grant recipients utilizing the NCE to help understand which grant recipients are still accepting LIHWAP applications and which water vendors are participating in the program. This allows OCS to keep members of the public informed about benefit eligibility.

Molly Buck 202 205-4724 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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