Columbia Gas of Kentucky's Energy Assistance Program (EAP),
administered by the Community Action Council, is designed to supplement the Low
Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and other forms of assistance
available for qualified low-income customers.
How does the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) work?
EAP works by providing participants with a subsidy each month of the winter
heating season (November 1- March 31). The subsidy is credited to the participant's
Columbia Gas account each month. The amount credited to the participant is a
set amount for the heating season, but a greater amount is credited during the
colder winter months than in the warmer months of the heating season.
After the subsidy has been credited to a customer's account, the
customer will be responsible for the remaining balance in full. If the credit
exceeds the balance due at billing, the credit will carry forward to the next
month's bill. For complete program details, contact your local
Community Action agency.
Who qualifies for EAP?
To qualify for the EAP program, participants must be active Columbia Gas of
Kentucky customers whose household income is at or below 130 percent of the federal
poverty level guidelines. Participants must agree to have their income verified
upon beginning in the program and re-verified each year for are-entry into the
In addition, EAP participants must:
- Apply for LIHEAP and direct the subsidy to Columbia Gas
- Apply for and accept weatherization services where
- Sign a written agreement for the exchange of necessary
information between Columbia Gas of Kentucky and the Community Action
- Sign a release from liability form provided by Columbia
Gas of Kentucky
- Provide Columbia Gas to have access to the gas meter
for regularly scheduled meter readings
How to apply for EAP
Contact your local Community Action agency to enroll in the Energy Assistance
Program. The number of participants is limited, so call or visit your local
Community Action agency as soon as possible to take advantage of this