It's a move that Governor Beshear hopes will keep low-income Kentucky families warm this winter.
With heating costs expected to go up once again, he says more financial help is coming to those families.
That's because the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, just got a big boost. Kentucky families who qualify will receive a 40 percent increase in their subsidy, compared to last year.
The increased subsidy is part of a significant funding hike this year - $75 million - from the federal government.
"LIHEAP is a wonderful program that provides a vital service for Kentucky families in need," said Gov. Beshear. "With the news that we'll be receiving more funding than we had initially anticipated, even more Kentuckians will benefit, meaning more Kentuckians will stay warm this winter."
Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) disburses funds to Community Action Kentucky, which in turn processes applications from families requesting assistance and contracts with vendors for delivery of fuel.
For more information, visit www.kaca.org or call 1-800-456-3452 to find a local Community Action Agency.