LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Kentucky
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Public Inquiries: 1-800-456-3452
Web Site: http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dfs/LIHEAP.htm
LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
Community Action Agencies
Louisville Gas & Electric – Home Energy Assistance
Provides a year-round fixed credit that varies by month and is based on the household’s income, size and utility bills for the previous 12 months, an adjustment for monthly normal heating degree days, and any significant changes in utility pricing. The credit can be applied to arrearages. Customers with household income at or below 110% of federal poverty guidelines must have a minimum monthly household income of $100 and household utility arrearages under $700 and to participate. Call 502-589-1444 or 1-800-331-7370 for more information.
Kentucky Utilites – Home Energy Assistance
Eligible customers will receive a fixed amount of $294 per year in seven monthly installments of $42 that are applied to the current bill. The credit will be applied to bills during peak heating and cooling months and cannot be used to reduce arrearages. Customers must use electric heat and have household income at or below 110% of federal poverty guideline to participate. Call 1-800-981-0600 for more information.
Eligible households receive a furnace/heat pump clean and tune, energy efficient light bulbs, energy saving tips and, if needed, hot water heater wrap, weather-stripping and pipe wrap. Depending on the condition of the home and its energy usage, other services may include duct sealing, wall and attic insulation and other air leakage sealing measures. For additional information and to see if you qualify, call People Working Cooperatively (PWC) at 859-331-1991 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.duke-energy.com/kentucky/savings/home-weatherization.asp.
Louisville Gas & Electric – WeCare
Participants receive a walk-through inspection and energy education. Many will receive HVAC and water heater system inspection, air sealing and attic insulation. Eligibility: income 125% of the federal poverty level or less, priority is given to elderly and disabled. Please email us or call 1-800-356-5467 with questions or for direct assistance. Visit www.eon-us.com/wecare/default.asp for more information.
Kentucky Utilities – WeCare
All participants receive a walk-through inspection and energy education. Many will receive HVAC and water heater system inspection, air sealing and attic insulation. Eligibility: income equal to or less than 125% of the federal poverty level, priority is given to elderly and disabled. Please email us or call 1-800-356-5467 with questions or for direct assistance or visit www.eon-us.com/wecare/default.asp.