Our winter storm is shattering records. 17.1" of snow fell in Lexington and that's the most ever recorded during a two day snowstorm. We've had 32.1" of snow in the last 17 days.
The Foothills Community Action Partnership will offer financial aid this winter to low-income households who cannot afford to pay pr icy energy bills.
Eligible participants can apply for an energy assistance voucher now through December 14th. Voucher amount will vary based on number of family members and total monthly income per family.
Last year, the community outreach program was able to help 7,688 people. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Dept. For Health and Family Services.
When applying, participants must bring a picture ID, proof of income for all family members, the names, birth dates and social security numbers of all household members. You also must bring proof of housing type, as well as a recent heating bill.
Interested energy customers can gather more information at all Foothills Outreach Offices:
In Madison County: 123 Pine Street, Richmond, 859-623-6514
In Clark County: 32 Meadow Lane, Winchester, 859-744-3235
In Estill County: 530 Stacy Lane, Irvine, 859-723-4492
In Powell County: 176 12th Street, Clay City, 859-663-2659
Contact your local energy company to see how you can donate to the on-going outreach effort.