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Kentucky Community Action agencies accepting applications for LIHEAP assistance program

Kentucky Community Action Agencies are accepting applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Subsidy Component through December 10, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis through December 10, or until designated funds are depleted. Assistance received during prior LIHEAP Components does not impact a household’s eligibility.

Designed to assist qualified households with offsetting their home energy cost, the Subsidy Component benefits are awarded based on a household’s income level and heating fuel type. Income eligibility requirements are up to 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Benefits are paid directly to the primary fuel vendor.

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 applications 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.

Applicants may be eligible for assistance through other utility programs, including the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEA). To find out more about the HEA program, including participating utility providers and eligibility requirements, visit www.capky.org. An approved LIHEAP Application is not a guarantee that a household is eligible and/or will receive benefits through HEA.

Community Action Kentucky administers LIHEAP in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services who receive the funding as a pass-through block grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More information about LIHEAP and a listing of LIHEAP outreach offices can be found at the Community Action Kentucky website at www.CAPKY.org.

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  1. Earlene Jones says:

    I need two appointments for Liheap/ I will be signing up and I will be signing up a friend who has already gave me their permission. I need an afternoon appointment

    • Judy Clabes says:

      you’ll need to go to the websites linked in the story to apply — you can’t apply by commenting on the story. Please see the links in within the story.

    • George Wohlleb says:

      I need help paying my LG&E bill and my water bill too it’s 270.00 LGE is 358.65. please call me and give me some assistance. 502-325-5957

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