Winter Care (DG/KU) 

This is a statewide energy assistance fund that is supported by private donations. This fund provides utility assistance to the low-income, disabled and elderly who are ineligible for federal assistance, but still fall below the poverty line.

Program Summary:

  •  Winter Care is a program provided in partnership with Community Action Kentucky (CAK) and Delta Gas (DG)/Kentucky Utilities Company (KU).

  • The program provides crisis benefits to households who have lost or are in danger of losing utility service and have few or no other resources to pay. KCEOC, CAP receives a monthly allocation during these months: September, October, November, December, January, February, March and April.

  • Funds are limited each month and applications are taken on a first come, first serve basis when funds are available.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be active Delta Gas and KU customers who have electric and/or gas as their primary heat source.

  • Serves households with incomes up to 150% of poverty.

  • Applicants must be responsible for home energy costs (bill in their name or spouse’s name).

  • Participants must first apply for LIHEAP Crisis and Subsidy and direct the payment to Delta Gas and/or Kentucky Utilities.

Required Documents:

  • Proof of Income for previous month for all adults in the home.

  • Social Security Cards and Photo ID for all applicable household members.

  • Current electric and/or gas bill in head of household or spouses name.

Participant Benefits:          

The Winter Care program assists households who are at or below 150% of poverty with crisis benefits who have lost or are in danger of losing utility service and have few or no other resources.


Staff Contacts

Angie May                                                                                                                                                                 Shawn Bingham

Emergency Services Associate                                                                                                           Community Services Director

(606)-546-3152 ext. 0305                                                                                                                              (606)-546-3152 ext. 0303