Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 

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Newsletter   |   Apr 11, 2023

Ellen Leake, CSBG/LIHEAP Director

LIHEAP CRISIS –Staff members have processed 4,237 Crisis Applications for 2,889 families between January 9, 2023 and April 7, 2023 for a total of $952,624.89 in benefits.

A SPRING SUBSIDY Program will begin April 17, 2023. This will be an electric benefit only.

Kentucky Utilities Heating Assistance Program – The Community Services Staff has 272 active participants in the KU Heating Assistance Program.  Through this program, eligible Kentucky Utility 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 $167,552.00 for these families. To qualify for the program the family must: be a KU customer and 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 2023-2024 CSBG Budget Proposal. Thanks to all who completed the Needs Assessment Survey Form. 810 surveys were completed.