LIHEAP and LIHWAP Summer Subsidy enrollment opens July 25th at Community Action Agencies.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 21, 2023): The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Summer Subsidy Programs will be available soon through Kentucky’s Community Action Agencies. These programs can assist households, up to and including 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis starting July 25, 2023, through September 22, 2023, or until designated funds have been expended. Individuals should apply through their local Community Action Agency office. To locate your local office, please call 800-456-3452 or visit

Households can apply for one or both programs, and assistance is paid directly to the household’s vendor. Prior LIHEAP or LIHWAP program assistance does not impact a household’s eligibility. Households must meet eligibility requirements, including income guidelines.

LIHEAP Summer Subsidy provides households with a one-time electric benefit ranging from $50 to $250, depending on income and housing category.

LIHWAP Summer Subsidy provides households with a one-time water service benefit, water and/or wastewater, ranging from $50 to $100, depending on housing category.

Community Action Kentucky administers LIHEAP and LIHWAP in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services who receive the funding as a pass-through block grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information about LIWHAP and LIHEAP, including contact information for all local Community Action agencies, please visit the Community Action Kentucky website at


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Disaster Case Management Services Available in Response to Western Kentucky Tornado and Eastern Kentucky Flooding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 7, 2022): Kentuckians affected by the Western Kentucky December 2021 Tornados or Eastern Kentucky July 2022 Flooding can access Disaster Case Management (DCM) services through Community Action Agencies.

Individuals who reside in a disaster declared county and have a disaster-related hardship or need should reach out to their local Community Action Agency for assistance. Call 800-456-3452 to locate your local office.

FEMA-DR-4630-KY Western KY Tornado
Lyon Marion
Muhlenberg Ohio Taylor
FEMA-DR-4663-KY Eastern KY Flooding
Breathitt Clay
Knott Lee
Pike Whitley

Disaster Case Management is a program to address serious needs to overcome a disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse condition. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice, and referral to obtain a service or resource. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program.

Disaster Case Management will close 24 months after thedate of the disaster declaration. For information on the Disaster Case Management Program, contact your local Community Action outreach office or visit

Community Action Kentucky administers Disaster Case Management in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services who receive the funding as a grant from FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. More information about Community Action Kentucky, its members and available resources can be found at the Community Action Kentucky website at


About Community Action Kentucky 

Community Action Kentucky is the statewide association representing and assisting all 23 Community Action agencies across Kentucky that work to empower individuals and families to attain greater economic stability and improved health outcomes. With a presence in all 120 Kentucky counties, Community Action agencies provide life-changing resources and programs to support a wide array of service areas, including food security, transportation, home energy, early childhood education, senior support, emergency services, housing assistance, workforce development, youth enrichment and more. As a statewide voice for local agencies, Community Action Kentucky works to address policy issues that impact low-income individuals and cultivates broad-reaching partnerships that improve the lives of thousands of Kentuckians, making it possible for them to achieve their goals. For more information about Community Action Kentucky, visit