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

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

Newsletter   |   Jan 12, 2024

This is the busiest time of year for the Community Services Staff. We have just completed the Subsidy Component LIHEAP Subsidy, collaborated with other service organizations in our communities for a successful Christmas Program. LIHEAP Crisis Program started on January 9, 2024.
LIHEAP SUBSIDY in our eight-county services area, we assisted 3,229 families with home heating assistance in the amount of $420,707.00. This program began on October 16, 2023, with the pre-registration, and ran through December 15, 2023. New this year is appointment scheduling for assistance. The program proceeded smoothly, with few problems, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff members. We, in the Central Office, continue to work to pay all the vendors and balance the program.
Breckinridge /$58,439 /433
Grayson /$80,431 /640
Hardin /$78,780 /624
LaRue /$31,100 /228
Marion /$59,114 /454
Meade /$40,047 /296
Nelson /$36,116 /301
Washington /$36,680 /253
LIHEAP Crisis began on January 9, 2024.
We are in the process of completing the annual Needs Assessment Survey Process. This survey information will be entered into a database for accurate compilation. The results of the Needs Assessment Survey will determine the work plan for the next program year. The information will also be available to other programs and to the community.
If you are a Board member, please choose board member when completing the survey.
Wintercare, Winterhelp, Warmhearts – These Programs are available to families for utility assistance. These funds are donated by utility customers as they pay their utility bill, and sometimes matched by the utility company in local areas.
Thank you to all the staff members who work so hard to balance all these different programs and assist those in need. Their amazing efforts are greatly appreciated in our communities. We have a great team!