The Big Sandy Area Community Action Program will be taking applications for the Crisis component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program beginning Monday, January 8, 2018. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until March 31, or until funds are exhausted. The Crisis component of LIHEAP provides assistance to low-income households experiencing heating emergencies. Households are considered to be in a home heating crisis if they are within four days of running out of fuel if bulk fuel is the primary heating source; received a disconnect notice if natural gas or electric is the heating source; or home heating costs are included in the rent and the household has received an eviction notice for non-payment of rent. To be eligible for Crisis assistance, households must verify their address, verify a heating crisis exists and meet federal income eligibility guidelines. In addition, applicants must present proof of household income for prior month, birthdates for all household members, and social security card or official documentation with social security numbers for each household member. Applications will be taken at BSACAP service offices in Floyd, Martin, Johnson, Pike and Magoffin counties between 8am to 4:30pm.