LIHEAP Summer Cooling will operate from July 1, 2020 through October 30, 2020, or until funding is depleted, whichever comes first.

Residents wishing to apply must schedule an appointment utilizing this automated appointment system.

Applicants must be Jefferson County residents with a household income at or below 60% of the state median income for Kentucky.

Approved applicants will receive a subsidy to their electric bill. If your electric bill is included in your rent, you can receive rental assistance instead. Those who have a past-due balance may receive additional crisis assistance. If your bill is past due, you must provide a copy of your past due notice.

Currently all LIHEAP offices will remain closed to walk-in clients in accordance with CDC guidelines, therefore applicants will be required to drop off all required documentations in a secure drop box at the LIHEAP office selected using this appointment system.

Gather the required documentation – which is listed in more detail in this recording – and place in an envelope in the drop box. Copies of the required documentation is preferred but if your drop off original documents, our LIHEAP staff will return the original documents by mail or make arrangements to return your original documents.

The required documentation should be dropped off at the LIHEAP site you select, the day of your appointment anytime between 8 a.m. and noon; or 1 and 4:30 p.m. You WILL NOT NEED to wait at the site for a LIHEAP staff member to call you to process in person. Again, please just drop off your documentation but do not wait at the site.

After we have received your documentation, a LIHEAP staff member will contact you within 72 hours of your appointment time. The appointment time helps determine our workflow so applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility for all programs is subject to program calendars, fund availability, appointment availability, verifiable household income and family size.

Here's the list of required documentation to drop off the day of your appointment anytime between 8 a.m. and noon; or 1 and 4:30 p.m. utilizing a secure drop box at the LIHEAP location you select.

Failure to submit all required documentation will delay your assistance. We require below documents:

  • Family Profile Form - and Remote Processing Form which can be downloaded at louisvilleky.gov/LIHEAP or found at the LIHEAP office Drop boxes.
  • Social Security card(s) or official documentation with Social Security numbers for everyone living in the household (or Permanence Residence/Green Card)
  • Most recent LG&E bill or verification from your landlord that heating expenses are included in your rent. If you participate in the Pre-Pay Electric Program, please present the statement from the utility company and include the account number and name on the account for all heating fuel sources and electric.
  • Proof of all household income from the previous month or proof of no income. Examples of income are:
    • Check stubs for the calendar month prior to your appointment date. (These check stubs MUST show pay dates and gross income for the calendar month previous to your appointment date. If you did not receive the maximum number of checks during a month, you will need to get a verification letter from your employer stating you did not receive the maximum number.
    • OR, Current SSI/Social Security Award letter or Current Food Stamp Award letter
    • OR, Unemployment Check Stubs
  • Examples of items which cannot be accepted are previous LIHEAP applications, bank statements, copies of benefit checks, and 1099 tax forms. We cannot accept K-TAP letters or Medical Coverage Letters as proof of other income.
  • All individuals 18 or over in the household with no income -- and no way to document that status such as a Food Stamp Award letter -- must have a Proof of No Income Form completed prior to applying for benefits. These forms are available at the LIHEAP Drop Box locations or online at www.louisvilleky.gov/LIHEAP.

Please note after reviewing your documents we may request additional information to complete your application.

Income Guidelines
2020 - 2021 LIHEAP 150%
Persons In Household Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1 $1,595
2 $2,155
3 $2,715
4 $3,275
5 $3,835
6 $4,395
7 $4,955
8 $5,515


Income Guidelines
2020 - 2021 HEA and Water/Wastewater 200%
Persons In Household Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1 $2,127
2 $2,873
3 $3,620
4 $4,367
5 $5,113
6 $5,860
7 $6,607
8 $7,353


Information

Louisville Metro Community Services seeks to reduce poverty and help low-income citizens of Jefferson County, Kentucky to meet critical needs and become self-sufficient.

There are seven locations with LIHEAP Drop Boxes for the Spring LIHEAP program:

  • South Central Neighborhood Place /Hazelwood Elementary is located at 4255 Hazelwood Avenue, 40215
  • Neighborhood Place Ujima/Duvalle Education Center is Located at 3610 Bohne Avenue, 40211
  • Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place/ Mabel Wiggins Family Investment Center is Located at 1411 Algonquin Parkway, 40210
  • Newburg Community Center/East Location is Located at 4810 Exeter Avenue, 40218
  • Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 3410 Lees Lane, 40216
  • Starting May 18th at the Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211
  • Starting May 27th at the East Government Center, 200 Juneau Dr., Louisville, KY 40243

Within minutes of making your appointment, you should receive a confirmation email with a calendar appointment attached to the email. In addition, you will also receive a phone reminder the day before your appointment.

Appointments can be changed or canceled at any time on this website. You can also make or cancel an appointment at any time (24/7) using our automated phone system by dialing (502) 991-8391 and following the instructions.