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COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 crisis and resulting efforts to rebuild Kentucky’s economy are deeply personal for all those involved in delivering upon the community Action Promise. In partnership with our Community Action agency members, Community Action Kentucky is dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve greater economic stability and improved health outcomes. Our collective network, which includes outreach offices in every Kentucky county, uniquely positions us to maximize our response to COVID-19 throughout the state. Below is an overview of the many programs and services that are currently available. We also encourage you to reach out to your local agency to learn about any location-specific services that may be available.

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


A spring enrollment period for LIHEAP will run from May 1 through June 30, 2020, to provide immediate relief to those struggling to pay home energy costs at this time. Applications will be accepted during the enrollment period, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Income eligibility requirements have been increased to 150 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. Individuals should acquire and submit an application through their local Community Action Agency office.

All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at time of application:

  • 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.
  • Most current heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program.
  • The account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.

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CARES Act Program Funding


Thanks to additional funding made available through the national CARES Act relief package, Community Action Kentucky and its agency members are able to increase the number of people served through a variety programs and services. Enhanced service areas include food security, workforce development, transportation, home energy, early childhood education, senior support, emergency services, housing assistance, youth enrichment and more. Each agency’s programs and services are tailored to meet the individual needs of their communities. To learn what resources are available in your area, please contact your local Community Action Agency.


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Team Kentucky Fund


Governor Andy Beshear established the Team Kentucky Fund to provide help to Kentuckians experiencing an employment-related financial hardship due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Utilizing the capabilities and infrastructure of Community Action Kentucky’s statewide network, we are working with the Team Kentucky Fund to efficiently and expeditiously distribute financial support to those impacted by COVID-19. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply here.


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Medicaid Enrollment


Due to the current state of emergency related to COVID-19, the number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid continues to grow. In order to accommodate the increase in Medicaid enrollment, Community Action Kentucky’s local Healthcare Benefits Specialists can help navigate you though the process. Through an expanded Presumptive Eligibility (PE) enrollment process, our experts may be able get you qualified for Medicaid services without having to wait for their application to be fully processed. Contact your local Benefits Specialist for full details.

 


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