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Kentucky’s Healthy at Home Utility Assistance Fund (for those who are struggling to pay water, sewer, electric or natural gas bills due to COVID-19) Deadline Approaching! Those who qualify can receive up to $500 for water and wastewater bills and up to $400 for gas or electric utility bills. The fund expires on December 31, 2020, or earlier if funds are depleted, so eligible Kentuckians are encouraged to apply now for assistance.
On October 19, 2020, Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order designating $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund (Healthy at Home_CAK Fact Sheet). The fund will provide relief to Kentuckians affected by COVID-19 that need assistance with their water, wastewater, electric, or natural gas service. Kentucky’s Community Action Network is partnering with Team Kentucky to distribute these funds statewide.
Households who have an income up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Line and have been economically impacted due to COVID-19 can apply. Households can receive assistance for the minimum needed to alleviate the water and wastewater crisis up to $500. Households can reapply until they reached their maximum benefit. Households can apply for electric and natural gas benefits once in a one-month timeframe. The benefits each time are the minimum needed to alleviate crisis for up to $200.
Interested households should contact their local Community Action Outreach Office on how to apply. To locate your local office, please call 800-456-3452.
All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at time of application:
- Most current utility bill
- Proof of arrearage, payment plan, or disconnect notice for utilities
- 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.