Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)-Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Article By:  Ellen Leake, CSBG-LIHEAP Director/Operations Officer

Newsletter   |   Apr 15, 2024

LIHEAP CRISIS –Staff members have processed 4,541 Crisis Applications for 2,975 families between January 9, 2024, and March 29, 2024, for a total of $973,176.06 in benefits.
A SPRING SUBSIDY Program will begin April 16, 2024. This will be an electric benefit only.
KU/LG&E Heating Assistance Program – The Community Services Staff has 232 active participants in the KU Heating Assistance Program and 95 on the LG&E 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 $201,432.00 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 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 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 2024-2025 CSBG Budget Proposal. Thanks to all who completed the Needs Assessment Survey Form.1147 surveys were completed.
EDUCATION / 58.50%
HOUSING / 52.92%
HEALTH / 34.87%
SUPPORT SERVICES (supporting multiple domains) / 30.00%