Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Kentucky Assistance Programs and Services


  • Kentucky Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 855-306-8959
  • Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP)  – Provides cash as temporary financial assistance for low-income Kentucky families with one or more dependent childrenCall: 502-564-3440
  • Kentucky Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on a basic monthly landline or wireless service for qualified telephone customers, Call: 800-772-4636
  • Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)  – Provides children’s health insurance to Kentucky low and middle-income families who qualifyCall: 877-524-4718
  • Kentucky Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Kentucky residents, Call: 855-446-1245
  • Kentucky Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for Pregnant Women  – A program that enables eligible pregnant women to receive prenatal care through Medicaid for up to 60 days while their eligibility for full Medicaid benefits is determined, Call: 866-818-0073
  • Kentucky Medicaid Works  – Offers health care for Kentucky workers with disabilities who qualify, Call: 855-306-8959
  • Kentucky Family Caregiver Program  – Provides a wide range of services including matching grandparent who is the primary caregiver for a grandchild no older than 18 who is related by blood, marriage or adoption, Call: 502-564-4595
  • Kentucky Oral Health Program (KOHP)  – Program focused on improving the dental health of Kentucky children and adults, Call: 502-564-3246
  • Kentucky Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 800-462-6122
  • Kentucky National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call:  502-564-5625
  • Kentucky Special Milk Program (SMP)  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 502-564-5625
  • Kentucky School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call:  502-564-5625
  • Kentucky Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call502-564-5625
  • Kentucky Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall:  502-564-5625
  • Kentucky Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 800-783-6607
  • Kentucky Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Designed to help eligible low-income households meet their home heating and/or cooling needs, Call: 502-564-3440
  • Kentucky Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 800-633-8896
  • Kentucky Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 502-966-3821 
  • Kentucky Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 502-573-0282
  • Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Kentucky Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA