Strong and severe storms continue to push across central and eastern Kentucky. This action should begin to wind down over the next few hours.
On January 7th, Foothills Community Action Partnership will begin the "Crisis" portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that assists households in a heating crisis. The assistance is offered to residents in Powell, Madison, Estill, and Clark counties. A household will be considered to be in a home heating crisis situation when the household meets the basic LIHEAP eligibility criteria and: the household is within four (4) days of running out of fuel if bulk fuel (coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, or wood) is the heat source;
the household has received a past due/disconnect notice if natural gas or electric is the heat source; or the household's home heating costs are included as an undesignated portion of the rent, and the household has received an eviction notice for non-payment of rent from the landlord.
For all bulk fuels (wood, coal, propane, fuel oil, kerosene) verification of a crisis situation may be self-declaration by the applicant. For natural gas and electric heated households, the applicant must present an appropriate disconnect notice from the vendor.
The assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis. Applications will be taken at the following Foothills locations:
Clark County Outreach Office, 32 Meadow Lane, Winchester, KY, 859/744-3235
Estill County Outreach Office, 530 Stacy Lane, Irvine, KY, 606/723-4492
Madison County Outreach Office, 123 Pine Street, Richmond, KY, 859/623-6514
Powell County Outreach Office, 176 12th Street, Clay City, KY, 606/663-2659