CSBG Program Updates

Article By:  Ellen Leake, CSBG Director

Newsletter   |   Apr 08, 2019

We have several programs updates to share.

LIHEAP Crisis – The application deadline for LIHEAP Crisis has been extended through April. County office staff members have processed 4,920 Crisis applications for 3,179 families between January 8, 2019 and April 3, 2019 for a total of $1,017,775.48 in benefits.

Kentucky Utilities Heating Assistance Program – The Community Services staff has re-certified 101 active participants in the KU Heating Assistance Program. Through this program, eligible Kentucky Utility customers will receive an $88 credit on their electric bill during the seven months of expected highest electricity usage. The total value of this program equals $62,216 for families. To qualify for the program, the family must be a KU customer, and have made an application for LIHEAP Subsidy.

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 which are paid directly to the college or technical school for tuition or books.

Community Needs Assessment – The Community Needs Assessment has been completed. Results will be used to establish the priorities for the CSBG Work Plan that will be included in the 2019-2020 CSBG budget proposal. Thanks to all who completed the Needs Assessment Survey Form. In all, 1,598 surveys were completed.