Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund

Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund: 

Access Encouraged
For eligible Kentuckians needing financial assistance with water, wastewater, electric, or natural gas service during pandemic

There’s help for Kentuckians who have fallen behind on paying for essential utilities. Titled the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund, it is in place to assist hard-pressed citizens across the commonwealth ensure uninterrupted access to water, electric and more.

The fund can assist households with income up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level that have suffered financially due to COVID-19, covering up to $500 for past-due utility, water or wastewater bills. For a limited number of households, the fund can pay up to $200 for past due electric or natural gas bills, up to two times. Kentuckians can apply at their local Community Action Agency: To locate your local office, call 800-456-3452 or visit

Community Action administers the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP and is accustomed to assisting Kentuckians in paying their utility bills.

“I encourage all eligible Kentuckian’s to access this program,” said Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. “The fund is available and offered as another resource to help get us through this pandemic together as Team Kentucky.”

Applicants will need the following documentation:
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, and;
Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month.

1 Comment

  1. Tom Wallace on December 5, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    I was reading a article by Joe Arnold titled ” Teaming up for Kentucky” that was posted in the December 2020 copy of the Kentucky Living. The article spoke of financial assistance for water and electrical utility for Kentucky residents. I am sending the email to you because, i have reached out to the designated organization in my county for assistance to help with my utilities but i did not receive any assistance. Also, This article is ineffective because when you go to the website Team Kentucky Fund, the site states that the website has been shut down as of November 16,2020 – this is really misleading to anyone who is seeking assistance.

    I live in Christian county Kentucky and i have reached out to Pennyrile Allied Community Service twice to get help. I turned in the required paperwork twice to get the assistance in hopes of getting help with my utility bills, but i was denied assistance on both occasions. The first time i was told i earn to much money and on the second time that i applied i received no return call. I am stilling looking for help, i am currently on a payment plan to pay my past due balances with both utility companys.

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