FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky will receive more than $1.5 million from the A low-income home energy assistance program to help those in need pay their heating and cooling bills, Governor Andy Beshear announced Monday.
The money is the first installment of a five-year, $500 million investment in LIHEAP provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act that President Joe Biden signed into law in November.
“This aid is the latest form of support to help our Kentucky families pay essential bills,” Beshear said Monday. “Eligible households will receive vital support to help them stay safe and healthy, which becomes even more important during the most difficult months. No one should have to make tough choices about which bills to pay, and this program is in place to safely and reliably heat and cool the homes of Kentuckians who need it most.
To be eligible for LIHEAP assistance, applicants cannot have liquid assets greater than $2,000 unless someone in their household has a catastrophic illness. If so, the applicant may have up to $4,000 in liquid assets – if those assets are used for medical and living expenses.
For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply for LIHEAP assistance in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky LIHEAP website or call 1-866-674-6327.