Kentucky

FY 2014/2015 Low-Income Energy Programs
Federal | State/County | Utility | Charitable

Federal

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-800-456-3452
Web Site: http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dfs/LIHEAP.htm

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
Community Action Agencies

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

LIHEAP FY 2015 Funding (initial CR release)
$40,472,537

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
130% Federal Poverty Level

LIHEAP FY 2015 Benefit
Heating: $34 minimum, $274 maximum
Cooling $50 minimum, $175 maximum
Crisis: $250 maximum

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

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: November 3 - December 11
Crisis: January 12 - March 31

State/County

Low-Income Energy Efficiency

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.
502-636-9276

Summer Cooling

Utility

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.
502-589-1444 or 1-800-331-7370

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.
1-800-981-0600

Low-Income Energy Efficiency

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 or e-mail kathy.schroder@duke-energy.com.
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.
www.lge-ku.com/wecare/default.asp

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.
www.lge-ku.com/wecare/default.asp


Emergency Charitable Assistance

Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills. All donations go directly to local people in need that meet criteria established by each individual program's guidelines. To contact the energy assistance agency in your area visit www.atmosenergy.com/faq/eaa.html

Duke Energy
WinterCare Fund
Eligible customers will receive a one-time payment available November through March or until funds are depleted. For additional information or to apply for assistance, please contact the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission at 1-800-456-3452 or 1-800-372-2973
www.duke-energy.com/community/programs/wintercare.asp

Kentucky Utilities
WinterCare Fund
In 1984, the Kentucky Public Service Commission mandated that regulated utilities participate in WinterCare or develop acceptable alternatives. Currently 31 utilities and 22 community action agencies (CAAs) serving 119 of the state's 120 counties participate in WinterCare. Contact your local community action agency, www.lge-ku.com/rsc/ku/heating_assistance.asp

Louisville Gas & Electric

Page last updated: October 22, 2014