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Daniel Boone CAA applications for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Component Beginning January 10, 2022

 Heating assistance program offers assistance to income-qualified residents in CAA service area.

Manchester, Ky. (January 10, 2022): Daniel Boone CAA will begin accepting applications for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) January 10, 2022. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022 or until funds are depleted. To apply, qualified residents should contact their local outreach office.

The Crisis Component is designed to help low-income Kentuckians offset home heating costs based on a household’s income and primary fuel type. Benefits are paid directly to the primary fuel vendor in the form of a voucher. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, income eligibility has been increased to 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Household Size Gross Monthly Income Household Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $ 1,610 5 $ 3,880
2 $ 2,178 6 $ 4,448
3 $ 2,745 7 $ 5015
4 $ 3,313 8 $ 5,583

Add $568 for each additional household member

COVID-19 Policies Statement For everyone’s safety, Daniel Boone CAA may provide special accommodations, adjust locations and times, and may ask that LIHEAP applicants follow safety protocols. Because these may change and vary between counties, applicants are encouraged to contact their local Community Action office for more information. 

All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at time of application:

  • Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
  • Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the prior month.
  • Most current heating bill, statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, or a statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program.
  • The account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.

Daniel Boone CAA administers LIHEAP in partnership with Community Action Kentucky and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services who receive the funding as a pass-through block grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More information about resources provided by Daniel Boone CAA and a listing of LIHEAP outreach offices can be found at www.danielboonecaa.org

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Daniel Boone Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for the new Low Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Crisis Component. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2022, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Crisis Component can assist households, up to and including 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, who are experiencing a water and/or wastewater crisis. Applicants must provide at least one of the following: a disconnect/past due notice, disconnection notice, or an eviction notice for non-payment of rent (if water service cost is included in your rent). Benefits are paid directly to household’s water service vendor.

Benefits offered through the Crisis component are limited to the minimum to alleviate the crisis not to exceed $800. Households can reapply each time they experience a crisis until they have reached their maximum benefits.

All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at the time of application:

  • Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
  • Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month.
  • Most current water service bill (water and/or wastewater), including account number and name on account, statement from your landlord if water service expenses are included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Program.

LIHWAP Subsidy Component enrollment period begins January 10, 2022. Eligible households can apply for a one-time water service benefit ranging from $300 to $400 depending on income level, housing category, and water service benefit type. Participation in LIHWAP Crisis will not affect a household’s eligibility. Households must meet eligibility requirements, including income guidelines.

Household Size              Gross Monthly Income              Household Size Gross            Monthly Income

1                                        $ 1,610                                                        5                                           $ 3,880                                 

2                                        $ 2,178                                                        6                                           $ 4,448

3                                        $ 2,745                                                        7                                           $ 5,015                                                                                                                 

4                                        $ 3,313                                                        8                                           $ 5,583

Add $568 for each additional family member

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Executive Director Position – Clay County Office

Position Available

Executive Director

Daniel Boone Community Action Agency, Inc., (DBCAA), based in Manchester, KY is seeking qualified candidates to fill its Executive Director position.

About DBCAA

DBCAA is a community-based nonprofit organization serving multiple counties in Eastern Kentucky. DBCAA provides a wide array of programs including Community Services Block Grant, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Weatherization Assistance Program, Housing, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Public Transportation, and more. DBCAA has over 135 staff providing quality services at 8 locations.

Minimum Applicant Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, accounting, human services, public administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of upper-level management experience; nonprofit management experience preferred.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and management skills and be capable of providing effective financial and compliance oversight of federally funded programs with an aggregate minimum total of $10 million dollars.
  • Ability to work with and bring together diverse populations and interests.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of financial statements, budgeting, and human resource issues.
  • Live in the service area of Clay, Jackson, Laurel, or Rockcastle counties; or willing to relocate to service area.
  • Must drive and possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation. Be insurable under the agency’s vehicle liability insurance policy.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Benefit Package:

 

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) retirement system, paid holidays, annual, and sick leave.

 

Salary:

 

Negotiable

 

Application Process:

 

Applicants should send their completed resume, college transcript(s) or certificate(s), and a cover letter describing their qualifications and their interest in the Executive Director position to:

 

Attn: Executive Director Search

Daniel Boone CAA, Inc.

1535 Shamrock Road

Manchester, KY 40962

 

Or email to Info@danielboonecaa.org with Executive Director Search in the subject line.

 The deadline for applying is January 28, 2022.

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