2020 Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund Program

KCEOC Community Action Partnership (CAP) is now taking applications for the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund. Applications will be accepted from October 26th, 2020 through December 11th, 2020. The program, as a response to COVID-19 which is designed to help low-income households offset home energy costs, has increased income eligibility requirements to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The benefit amount awarded is based on an individual’s income and primary fuel type. Benefits are paid directly to the primary fuel vendor in the form of a voucher. The Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund provides relief to Kentuckians affected by COVID-19 that need assistance with their water, wastewater, electric, or natural gas service.

Kentucky’s Community Action Network is partnering with Team Kentucky to distribute these funds statewide.

How to Apply: To schedule an appointment to apply, please contact LIHEAP staff at 606-595-8062 or 606-546-3152 extension #305. We are offering Curbside Application Assistance!!

Am I Eligible?: Households who have an income up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and have been economically impacted due to COVID-19 can apply.

COVID-19 Impact: Has your household experienced one of the following changes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

• Job Loss;

• Reduced Hours/Wages

• Additional Expenses or

• Other negative impact Required Documents: All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at time of application: • Most current utility bill • Proof of arrearage, payment plan, or disconnect notice for utilities • Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household. • Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month

Benefits Provided: The benefits a household can receive will depend on the program component. Benefits are supplied in the form of a voucher to the vendor or supplier. A household can apply for one or both components and is eligible for up to the maximum allowable benefit for each component.

Water and/or Wastewater: Households can receive assistance for the minimum needed to alleviate the water and wastewater crisis up to $500. Households can reapply until they reached their maximum benefit.

Electric and/or Natural Gas: Households can apply for electric and natural gas benefits once in a one month timeframe. The benefits each time are the minimum needed to alleviate crisis for up to $200. Households can receive a maximum benefit of $400 for the component.

KCEOC CAP subcontracts the HAH program through Community Action Kentucky which administers HAH in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

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