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If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email energyassistance@ncat.org (TTY 1-866-367-6228)



The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.

 

Kentucky

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Kentucky

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
$48,288,203

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
130% Federal Poverty Level

 

LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $263 maximum (fuel oil), $206 (natural gas), $182 (coal and electric)
Crisis: $400 maximum for electricity and natural gas

LIHEAP Households Served
130,481
(Estimate for FY 2013)

 

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: November 12 – December 9
Crisis: January 13 – March 31

 

State LIHEAP Resources

Project WARM
Since 1982, Project WARM has provided free weatherization and energy conservation services to residents of Louisville and Jefferson County. Weatherization measures include sealing air leaks, adding attic insulation, and offering energy education. Free self-help classes on window cover installation and conservation measures are available during the winter. Call 502-636-9276.

 

Summer Cooling
Each summer, air conditioners are loaned to people whose health is threatened by the high heat and humidity as verified by their doctors. The program was established and operates through local donations. Available in Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas Counties. Contact the Community Action Council, 1-800-244-2275 or visit the website.

Air conditioners and fans are available in Louisville to households with incomes at 110 percent of federal poverty income guidelines or below. Households that include a member with a life-threatening medical condition are given an air conditioner and a volunteer technician to install it. Those who meet the poverty guidelines, but not the medical criteria, are given a fan. Contact the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership:

Central District, 502-574-1157
East District, 502-574-1270
South District, 502-574-1272
West District, 502-574-1274

Kentucky Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance

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.

 

Kentucky Utilities
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.

 

Kentucky Utilites with Low-Income Energy Efficency Resources

Duke Energy
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, e-mail kathy.schroder@duke-energy.com or visit the website.

 

Louisville Gas & Electric
WeCare: The WeCare Program works to help income-eligible LG&E customers lower their utility bills and provides a safer, more comfortable home. More importantly, LG&E helps customers learn how to be more efficient – whether it’s through your own energy conservation efforts, or through the installation of energy-saving devices. Eligibility requirements include:

  • LG&E and KU electric or LG&E gas customers who have lived in their home for one year with 12 months of continuous service.
  • Customer’s income must meet the guidelines of the federal government’s Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
  • Home must not have received WeCare services or an On-Site Home Energy Analysis in the last three years.

Customers who meet the program’s requirements can call 1-800-356-5467 or visit lge-ku.com/wecare to sign up.

 

 

Kentucky Utilities
WeCare: The WeCare Program works to help income-eligible KU customers lower their utility bills and provides a safer, more comfortable home. More importantly, KU helps customers learn how to be more efficient – whether it’s through your own energy conservation efforts, or through the installation of energy-saving devices. Eligibility requirements include:

  • LG&E and KU electric or LG&E gas customers who have lived in their home for one year with 12 months of continuous service.
  • Customer’s income must meet the guidelines of the federal government’s Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
  • Home must not have received WeCare services or an On-Site Home Energy Analysis in the last three years.

Customers who meet the program’s requirements can call 1-800-356-5467 or visit lge-ku.com/wecare to sign up.

 

State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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State LIHEAP Contact

Public Inquiries: 1-800-456-3452
Website

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
Community Action Agencies

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

Kentucky Delegation

House:
District 1 – Ed Whitfield (R)
District 2 – Brett Guthrie (R)
District 3 – John Yarmuth (D)
District 4 – Thomas Massie (R)
District 5 – Harold “Hal” Rogers (R)
District 6 – Garland “Andy” Barr (R)
Senate:
Mitch McConnell (R)
Rand Paul (R)

Kentucky State Plan

2014 abbreviated State Plan

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