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Newsletter   |   Jan 13, 2022

Ellen Leake, CSBG Program Director, Agency Operations Officer

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, began the LIHEAP Crisis Program and the new LIHWAP (Low Income Home Water Assistance Program).

LIHEAP SUBSIDY In our eight-county services area, we assisted 3287 families with home heating assistance in the amount of $565,550.00. This program began on October 18, 2021 with the pre-registration and ran through December 17, 2021. The program proceeded smoothly, with few problems, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff members. The number of applicants was up for our agency. We, in the Central Office, continue to work to pay all of the vendors and balance the program.

CountyBenefit AmountFamilies Served
Larue$ 43,050.00234
Marion$ 87,400.00536
Meade$ 56,800.00324
Nelson$ 58,850.00371

LIHEAP Crisis began on January 10, 2022. LIHWAP Low Income Home Water Assistance Program is operating two components simultaneously: Crisis and Subsidy.

We are in the process of completing the annual Needs Assessment Survey Process. An email link has been sent to the Board of Directors for their input. Please select Board Member. 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.

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 of the staff members who work so hard to balance all of these different programs and assist those in need. Their amazing efforts are greatly appreciated in our communities. We have a great team!