The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) and Audubon Area Community Services in Daviess County, Kentucky, have come together to provide relief to those still struggling with utilities due to the pandemic.
We’ve seen programs like this in the past, but this one is a little different, as there are no income requirements for those that are applying.
“Whether it’s losing a job or having to take a leave of absence for child care," said Hunter Phillips, community development planner for GRADD. "It’s just for any financial impact that’s resulted in you having to request assistance for utilities.”
So anyone Daviess County household that has been affected by the pandemic is welcome to apply for the program. The money can be used toward water, sewer, gas, heating, and electric bills, and residents who qualify can receive up to $1500 ($250 a month for six months) in utility assistance.
After qualifying, GRADD will write checks that go directly to the household's utility company.
GRADD says the county received $200,000 in funding from the state for this program, so they hope to see many residents in the county take advantage of this.