Last year more than 5000 people in Eastern Kentucky qualified for the crisis component of LIHEAP.
Which stands for the low-income home energy assistance program.
This program helps pay for the heating bills of poverty-level families who cannot afford to do so themselves.
Officials say programs like this one are desperately needed in this area of the country, more so than some other places.
Even though LIHEAP's state funding was cut from 57 to 26 million this year, employees still remain hopeful that more funding will be made available.