Kentucky Community Action Agencies are taking applications for an added spring subsidy program for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through June 30 or until designated funds are depleted.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put strain on households across Kentucky,” said Roger McCann, executive director of Community Action Kentucky. “Families should not worry about how they will continue to keep themselves Healthy at Home. This spring LIHEAP program will help to take burden off of Kentuckians as well all work towards recovery.”
Spring Subsidy is designed to help low-income households offset home energy costs, with income eligibility requirements up to 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The benefit amount awarded is based on a household’s income and primary fuel type. Benefits are paid directly to the primary fuel vendor in the form of a voucher.
Kentucky’s Community Action Network collectively operates outreach offices in all 120 Kentucky counties. Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact their local Community Action outreach office for specific application instructions.
All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at the time of application:
- Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
- Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month.
- Most current heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program.
- The account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.