Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 4, 2019. The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Community Action of Southern Kentucky stands ready to help.
According to Community Action, Last year, 199 households of Edmonson County received financial assistance from the LIHEAP Subsidy component.
A household shall be considered to be eligible for LIHEAP subsidy when the household meets the basic eligibility criteria:
Applications will be taken in alphabetic order based on the first letter of the head of household’s last name at convenient Community Action offices, where applicants may also pick up the letter day schedule. Applicants must bring the following information to apply:
Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location nearest to them in their county of residence. Days, hours of operation, locations and telephone numbers are listed below:
Edmonson County Community Service Office
108 North Main Street, Brownsville, KY 42210
Ph: 270-597-3912 Fax: 270-597-9742
Monday 8:00 – 4:00
Tuesday 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 – 4:00
Thursday 8:00 – 4:00
Friday 8:00 – 4:00
The benefit amount that each household receives will be based on its level of poverty and the type of fuel used for heating. All eligible households will receive a benefit, although the benefit amount may not pay the household’s entire fuel bill. Benefits will be made payable to the household’s primary or secondary heating fuel vendor. For more information, go to www.casoky.org.
LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).