Pennyrile Allied Community Services

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COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT 

  The Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc. administers the Community Services Block Grant through a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program is designed to provide services and programs that directly and indirectly address the needs of the low-income consumer, through a network of other neighborhood-based organizations, for the reduction of poverty, the vitalization of low-income communities and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient. 

"This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services from the Community Services Block Grant of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services".


COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT 

Please click here, SURVEY, to get a printable copy of the questionnaire in PDF format.

OR

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Liheap Information

LIHEAP Subsidy - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program


The Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc. administers the Subsidy, Crisis, and if funds permit, the Cooling phase of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services and the Kentucky Association for Community Action.

The purpose of the LIHEAP program is to assist households with the cost of home energy.  The program is designed and is required, by Federal Law, to pay benefits for households with the highest energy cost and the lowest incomes, taking into account family size

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Call your local PACS office for complete details.

Caldwell County (270) 365-5097

Christian County (270) 885-4959

Crittenden County (270) 965-4763

Hopkins County (270) 821-8114

Livingston County (270) 928-2827

Lyon County (270) 388-7812

Muhlenberg County (270) 338-5050

Todd County (270) 265-5422

Trigg County (270) 522-3265






ATMOS (C.A.R.E.S.)

The Demand Side management (DSM) partnership program with Atmos Gas Company is intended to provide low-income Atmos Gas residential customers assistance and advice concerning energy efficient improvements specific to their homes.

The program is offered at no cost to the participant. This program acts as a “piggyback” program in conjunction with the PACS Weatherization program to ensure the most energy saving measures are completed to conserve the greatest amount of energy. Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg counties are served by CARES.

The goal of this program is to reduce the energy usage of Atmos Gas residential customers. In order for one to receive CARES benefits, one must be eligible for the PACS Weatherization program. The program guidelines are based on the 200% OMB Poverty Guideline. These guidelines are based on the number of people in the household and the allowable yearly income.


Kentucky Utilities (WinterCare)

The Winter Car Fund, Inc. provides utility payment assistance on behalf of the low-income families residing in the seven counties served by the Pennyrile area. The WinterCare Energy Fund, Inc., a non-profit corporation , was established in July 1983 in order to implement an agreement negotiated between Kentucky Utilities Company, Inc. which provided that KU would solicit contributions for the low income energy assistance from its residential customers. KU customers are provided the opportunity to contribute to WinterCare through the company’s regular billings for electric service. Contributions received by KU are collected and submitted to WinterCare.

Since KU’s service are covers 78 counties throughout Central and Western Kentucky, Community Action agreed to provide the administrative support necessary so that WinterCare can provide assistance to low-income families residing outside Community Action’s four county service area. Since the original agreement, a number of utilities have signed agreements with WinterCare, expanding it’s coverage, including Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc.

To be eligible for WinterCare services, applicants must meet a 150% Federal Poverty Guideline set by OMB (Office of Management and Budget). This guideline serves as a guide to allow for the number of people in the family and total family income.

PACS receives the total direct contributions sent in to WinterCare from our area during the months of November through May of each year. These funds come directly from the WinterCare Energy Fund in Lexington, Kentucky. As these are contribution only funds, the amount of available funds differs each year. The maximum payment cannot exceed $300.00 per household assistance period. The WinterCare program funds are considered a “last resort” for applicants. This program works closely with the LIHEAP program to ensure services are not duplicated.



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