LIHEAP Subsidy Now Open

Nov 6, 2023

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Fall Subsidy enrollment will begin on November 6 and run through December 15, 2023. 

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Fall Subsidy is designed to help offset the cost of home heating across various fuel types, including Electric, Natural Gas, Propane, Coal, Wood, and Fuel Oil.

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 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Eligible households can apply for a one-time benefit, ranging from $34 to $274, depending on housing category, fuel type, and income level to offset the cost of their household’s home heating costs. The benefits are paid directly to the household’s energy vendor.

Interested households should contact their local Community Action Agency office to apply.

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 heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, or a 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.

Fall Subsidy DOES NOT require a disconnect notice, a past due bill or eviction notices. The Subsidy benefit can be applied as a credit on your account. Assistance received during previous LIHEAP components does not affect household’s eligibility.

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.

The closes Community Action Agency to AVOL Kentucky is at Fayette West Center: 1902 Cambridge Dr., Lexington, KY 40504; 859-246-1192.