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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) Summer Cooling


An enrollment period for LIHEAP Summer Cooling Subsidy and Crisis will run from July 1 through October 31, 2020. The program is designed to help offset the cost of higher electric bills due to rising temperatures. Applications will be accepted during the enrollment period, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Income eligibility for the program is up to and including 60% of the State Median Income. Benefits are paid directly to the electric vendor in the form of a voucher. Individuals should acquire and submit an application through their local Community Action Agency office.

The Subsidy component provides households one-time benefit ranging from $50 to $200 depending on income levels and housing category. The Crisis component is available to eligible households who demonstrate a home energy crisis situation. Crisis benefits will cover the minimum needed to alleviate the crisis not to exceed $600. Households can reapply each time they experience a crisis situation until they reached their maximum benefit.

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 electric bill, statement from your landlord if electric is 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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