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Open Enrollment for LIHEAP Summer Cooling

Paintsville, KY (July 29, 2022): Big Sandy Area Community Action Program(BSACAP) is 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.

BSACAP collectively operates outreach offices in Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, and Martin Counties. Applicants should apply at their local Community Action outreach office. To locate your local office, please call Phone Number 1-888-658-3641.

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 demonstrate 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 on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.

Appointments can be made online by visiting the agency’s website at You must choose the county you reside in, then picking a date on or after July 25 and a time that would be best for you, add your contact details, and click “Book.” Those without internet access or who are unable to book online can call the agency’s toll free hotline at 1-888-658-3641 to book an appointment over the telephone. Telephone and in-person appointments are available.

Appointments and applications will be taken during business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Community Action Kentucky administers LIHEAP in partnership with 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 LIHEAP and a listing of LIHEAP outreach offices can be found at the Community Action Kentucky website at

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