LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro Government will open applications for its summer utility subsidy program on July 25, the Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) announced Thursday.

What You Need To Know

  • LIHEAP applications open on July 25

  • The federally funded program helps Jefferson County residents pay high energy bills over the summer

  • The similar LIHWAP program also provides assistance with high water bills for those eligible

Applications for the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will be accepted July 25 through Sept. 22, or until funds are depleted, officials said. LIHEAP is open to Jefferson County residents with a household income at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a household of four, that would mean a gross monthly income of less than $3,750.

The LIHEAP Summer Subsidy component provides households a one-time benefit ranging from $50 to $250 depending on income levels and housing category. It's paid directly to the electricity vendor, and residents can apply regardless of the status of their utility bills.

The similar LIHWAP program also provides assistance with high water bills for those eligible.

“The LIHEAP and LIHWAP programs are crucial to so many of our neighbors,” said RCS Interim Director Laura Grabowski. “Our office is proud to administer these vital programs, which will help hundreds of people stay cool in the summer heat.”

Appointments to apply can be scheduled by calling 502-991-8391 or online at louisvilleky.cascheduler.com. Applicants will have to provide proof of social security number or a Green Card for each member of the household, proof of all household income and the most current electricity or water bill.