Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Summer Subsidy

Article By:  Administrative Assistant Kathy Mills

Press Release   |   Jul 24, 2023

LIHEAP and LIHWAP Summer Subsidy enrollment opens July 25th at Community Action Agencies.

Available to help Kentuckians in all 120 counties with electric, water, and/or wastewater bills.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 21, 2023): The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Summer Subsidy Programs will be available soon through
Kentucky’s Community Action Agencies. These programs can assist households, up to and including 150 percent of
the federal poverty guidelines.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis starting July 25, 2023, through September 22, 2023, or until designated funds have been expended. Individuals should apply through their local Community Action
Agency office. To locate your local office, please call 800-456-3452 or visit www.capky.org/network.

Households can apply for one or both programs, and assistance is paid directly to the household’s vendor. Prior LIHEAP or LIHWAP program assistance does not impact a household’s eligibility. Households must meet
eligibility requirements, including income guidelines.

LIHEAP Summer Subsidy provides households with a one-time electric benefit ranging from $50 to $250, depending on income and housing category.

LIHWAP Summer Subsidy provides households with a one-time water service benefit, water and/or wastewater, ranging from $50 to $100, depending on housing category.

Community Action Kentucky administers LIHEAP and LIHWAP in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services who receive the funding as a pass-through block grant from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. For more information about LIWHAP and LIHEAP, including contact information for all local Community Action agencies, please visit the Community Action Kentucky website at www.CAPKY.org.


About Community Action Kentucky

Community Action Kentucky is the statewide association representing and assisting the 23 Community Action agencies across Kentucky that work to empower individuals and families to attain greater economic stability
and long-term success. With a presence in all 120 Kentucky counties, Community Action agencies provide lifechanging resources and programs to support a wide array of service areas, including food security, transportation,
home energy, early childhood education, senior support, emergency services, housing assistance, workforce development, youth enrichment and more. As a statewide voice for local agencies, Community Action Kentucky
works to address policy issues that impact low-income individuals and cultivates broad-reaching partnerships that improve the lives of thousands of Kentuckians, making it possible for them to achieve their goals. For more
information about Community Action Kentucky, visit www.CAPKY.org.