by Gabe Bullard
Summer assistance is now available in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications for one-time assistance for paying energy bills will be accepted starting Monday.
LIHEAP is generally only active during the winter, but due to the extreme heat, $311,000 will be distributed this week in Louisville.
The local Community Action Partnership will distribute the funds. Debbie Belt is the CAP spokesperson.
“There are a lot of families who are on fixed incomes and when you have a spike in your electric bills sometimes there’s not extra money set aside to help with that,” she says.
To qualify for assistance, Louisvillians must have a household income no more than 30 percent above the poverty level.