Community Needs Continue to be Met Through CSBG Assistance

Article By:  Program Director Ellen Leake

Newsletter   |   Apr 20, 2021

LIHEAP CRISIS UPDATE – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis has been extended through April 15, 2021, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Benefits are available to assist households experiencing a home heating crisis. Eligibility has expanded to allow Kentuckians on arrearage payment plans or with late/overdue amounts to apply. So far, 3,976 Applications and 2,821 Unduplicated Households have spent $921,019.24 of the available money. Contact your local Community Action Agency to apply.

Kentucky Utilities Louisville Gas & Electric Heating Assistance Program – The Community Services Staff has 259 active participants in the KU Heating Assistance Program and 35 in the Louisville Gas and Electric.  Through this program, eligible customers will receive a $88.00 credit on their electric bill during the seven months of expected highest electricity usage. The total value of this program equals $181,104.00 for these families. To qualify for the program the family must: be a KU or LG&E customer, and have made an application for LIHEAP and the HEA program 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. Deadlines for application submission is

 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 2021-2022 CSBG Budget Proposal. Thanks to all who completed the Needs Assessment Survey Form.

Answer ChoicesResponses
Income and Asset Building29.73%402
Civic Engagement4.51%61
Support Services (supporting multiple domains)24.93%337