Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

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Newsletter   |   Apr 19, 2022

Ellen Leake, CSBG Program Director

LIHEAP CRISIS –Staff members have processed 5,869 Crisis Applications for 3,645 families between January 10, 2022 and April 7, 2022 for a total of $1,548,380.24 in benefits. A SPRING SUBSIDY Program will begin in May.

LIHWAP CRISIS 781 applications completed for 752 families to date. $96,436.81 spent.

LIHWAP Subsidy 1614 applications completed for 1614 families to date. $514,950.00 spent.

Kentucky Utilities Heating Assistance Program – The Community Services Staff has 228 active participants in the KU Heating Assistance Program. Through this program, eligible Kentucky Utility customers will receive an $88.00 credit on their electric bill during the seven months of expected highest electricity usage. The total value of this program equals $140,448.00 for these families. To qualify for the program the family must: be a KU customer, have made an application for LIHEAP Subsidy and keep bills current, not going into disconnect.

Educational Scholarship Program – Scholarship Packets have been delivered to the Principals and Counselors at each High School and Vocational School, and the Adult Learning Centers in our service area, informing them of this program. Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships that are paid directly to the college or technical school for tuition or books.

Community Needs Assessment – The Community Needs Assessment has been completed. The results will be used to establish the Priorities for the CSBG Work Plan that will be included in the 2022-2023 CSBG Budget Proposal. Thanks to all who completed the Needs Assessment Survey Form. 1400 surveys were completed.

Answer ChoicesResponses
Income and Asset Building37.5%525
Civic Engagement4.79%67
Support Services (supporting multiple domains)34.79%487