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July 6, 2020

Community Action Agencies Accepting Applications for LIHEAP Summer Cooling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2020): Community Action Agencies across the state are now accepting applications for the new Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Summer Cooling Program. Designed to help offset the cost of higher electric bills due to rising temperatures, the program is the network’s latest resource to help families during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2020, or until funds are depleted. The LIHEAP Summer Cooling Program is separated into two components, Subsidy and Crisis, to assist...
June 17, 2020

Community Action Agencies Across Kentucky Receive Funding Boost to Support Key Economic Recovery Programs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 17, 2020): Community Action Kentucky (CAK) today announced more than $16.8 million in additional Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding has been allocated to the state to support key economic recovery programs. The funds, which were passed as part of the national CARES Act in late March, will be divided proportionately to each of the 23 Community Action Agencies across Kentucky. CSBG funding is designed to give Community Action Agencies the ability to provide a wide range of support in the areas...
May 1, 2020

Community Action Agencies Across Kentucky Accepting Applications for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), New Spring Enrollment Period Added in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 1, 2020): In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Community Action Agencies across Kentucky are now taking applications for an added spring open enrollment period for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2020, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put many families under unprecedented stress. They should not have to worry about how they will keep their lights on and cook for their children,” said Roger McCann,...
April 15, 2020

Community Action Kentucky Named Team Kentucky Fund Partner by Governor Andy Beshear, Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 15, 2020): Community Action Kentucky has been selected as a strategic partner for the state’s Team Kentucky Fund. Governor Andy Beshear and Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman announced the partnership during the governor’s daily briefing today at the Capitol. “We are going to be partnering with Community Action of Kentucky. We are going to be partnering with this group because they have a long history of impactful work. This organization is going to serve as the hands and feet of this mission,” Lt....
March 31, 2020

Community Action Kentucky Issues Statement on Passage of National Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Package

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Mar. 31, 2020): Community Action Kentucky and its 23 member agencies across the state applaud the passage of the Economic Stimulus Bill in response to the nation’s COVID-19 health crisis. Our statewide network of Community Action agencies, volunteers and dedicated partners are on the front lines every day working to assist Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens achieve self-sufficiency and improve health outcomes. Included in this historic stimulus bill is $1.9 billion in increased funding to support two vital programs delivered by Community Action agencies...