Are you or someone you know a Kentucky resident struggling with your electric bills? Check out some of these Kentucky electric bill assistance resources so that you can keep your lights on.
One source of help available to you as a Kentuckian is the Preventive Assistance Program through the Department of Social Services. This program will pay up to $300 towards your energy bill if it will allow a child to continue to live in your home or to go back to your home.
Another program available is Project WARM. This project helps with weatherization for those who live in Louisville and Jefferson County.
The federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is managed in Kentucky through the Cabinet of Health and Family Services Department of Family Support. This program provides subsidy payments in November and December, primarily to the elderly and disabled. There is also a crisis component of this program, which runs from January to March. Crisis help is given to those who are in imminent danger of having their power shut off. Recipients must meet income and other guidelines.
If you are struggling with your electric bills, please also talk to your electric company. They may have a bill assistance program in house or could work out a payment arrangement with you. Talking to them may delay or put off forever the need for them to shut off your power.
You and your family do not have to suffer through the cold this winter. Many of these benefits are paid for by the taxes you have been paying all along. When in need, take advantage of this lifeline that can keep you from struggling through the winter. Enroll in one of these electric bill assistance programs today.
Long is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Industrial Relations. He subsequently received his Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. His Certificate in Financial Planning was issued by Florida State University.
Long has achieved the Accredited Credit Counselor and Accredited Financial Counselor certifications through the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning and Education. Long originally achieved the Certified Credit Counselor designation through the National Institute for Financial Education.
In addition to years of nonprofit leadership, Long has been an innovator in the field of volunteer tax return preparation programs. He assists volunteer associations and nonprofit organizations who seek to integrate credit counseling and asset-building programs with free personal income tax preparation. His approach to using free credit reports as both an incentive and a screening tool for placement into asset-building programs has been shared with members of the National Community Tax Coalition, the EITC-Carolinas Initiative of MDC, Inc. and nonprofit groups across the Carolinas.
Long assists members of our armed forces in the Carolinas, Iowa, Rhode Island, Georgia and Germany with financial readiness. Please support our Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors!
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