Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. is now accepting applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Summer Cooling Program: Subsidy and Crisis components. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis through September 30, 2022, or until designated funds are depleted.
Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. collectively operates outreach offices in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties. To locate your local office, please call:
Daviess – 270-686-1662
Hancock – 270-927-6500
Henderson – 270-826-6071
McLean – 270-273-3355
Ohio – 270-775-6145
Union – 270-389-3742
Webster – 270-639-5635
Income eligibility for the program is up to and including 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Households may be eligible for electric benefits up to the maximum allowable from one or both components. Benefits are paid directly to household’s electric vendor.
The Subsidy component helps households offset electric costs by providing a one-time benefit ranging from $100 to $400 depending on income levels and housing categories.
The Crisis component can assist households who are experiencing a home energy crisis situation, with the minimum needed to alleviate the crisis not to exceed $600. Households can reapply each time they experience a crisis situation until they have reached their maximum benefit. Applicants must provide at least one of the following: disconnect notice; an eviction notice for non-payment of rent (if electric costs are included as an undesignated portion of rent); demonstrate a late amount, overdue amount or that they are within 10 days of running out of pre-paid electric; or demonstrate that they would be disconnected or evicted if not for a moratorium due to a local, state or federal state of emergency.
All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at the 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 of the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.
This program is in partnership with Community Action Kentucky and 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. More information about resources provided by Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. and a listing of LIHEAP outreach offices can be found at www.audubon-area.com.