The subsidy portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, administered by Big Sandy Area Community Action, will end Friday, December 15, 2017. Low-income individuals and families in need of assistance should visit the Community Action office in their county before 4:30pm on Friday. LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. This important federal program helps provide heating assistance to over 100,000 families in Kentucky each year. It operates in two components: the subsidy component and the crisis component. Individuals seeking assistance during the subsidy component must meet income eligibility requirements and bring the following information when they sign up: proof of social security number or Permanent Residence for each member of the household; proof of all household members’ income from previous month; most current heating bill; and the account number and name on the account for all heating fuel sources and electric.