Big Sandy Area Community Action Program will have an enrollment period for LIHEAP Spring Subsidy Cooling Component from May 2 through June 17, 2022. The program is designed to help offset the cost of a household’s electric bills.

Applications will be accepted during the enrollment period, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Income eligibility for the program is up to and including 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Benefits are paid directly to the electric vendor. Individuals should acquire and submit an application through their local Community Action Agency office.

The Spring Subsidy Cooling Component provides households one-time benefit ranging from $50 to $200 depending on income levels and housing category.

All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at the time of application:

  • 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.
  • Most current electric bill, statement from your landlord if electric is included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program.
  • The account number and name on the account for the electric bill.

Appointments can be made online by visiting the agency’s website at You must choose the county you reside in, then picking a date on or after May 2 and a time that would be best for you, add your contact details, and click “Book.” Those without internet access or who are unable to book online can call the agency’s toll free hotline at 1-888-658-3641 to book an appointment over the telephone. Telephone and in-person appointments are available.

Appointments and applications will be taken during business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Community Action Kentucky administers LIHEAP in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services who receive the funding as a pass-through block grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.