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Community Action Kentucky, Inc. will evaluate all applications to determine who is eligible to receive funding. You must meet all of the following criteria to be approved.

  • Proof of employment: The applicant must supply proof that he or she was employed on a full-time basis (meaning employment that averaged at least thirty (30) hours per week) on or after March 6, 2020.
  • Adverse financial impact due to COVID-19: The applicant must demonstrate an adverse financial impact due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This shall be defined as the loss of employment or a reduction of more than fifty percent (50%) of gross earned income on or after March 6, 2020.
  • Proof of income: The applicant must supply proof that his or her household’s income (1) was below four hundred percent (400%) of the official poverty income guidelines prior to March 6, 2020 and (2) is at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the official poverty income guidelines at the time of applying.
  • Verification of household income and members: The applicant must supply proof of his or her total household income and the names of all adults over the age of eighteen (18) residing in their household.
  • Community Action of Kentucky, Inc. will provide financial vouchers of up to $1,000 for eligible persons. Vouchers will be provided for the following approved expenses.
    • Rent assistance: a voucher may be issued for the payment of rent. The voucher will be made directly payable to the applicant’s landlord.

    • Mortgage assistance: a voucher may be issued for payment of a mortgage. The voucher will be made directly payable to the mortgage holder, including, if applicable, any escrowed tax or insurance obligations pursuant to the terms of the applicant’s note and mortgage.

    • Food/Grocery assistance: a voucher may be issued for groceries to be purchased. The voucher will be made directly payable to a grocer. 

    • Utility assistance: a voucher may be issued for the payment of utilities, including electricity, water, gas, sewage, bottled gas used for home heating, and waste/trash.

  • Individuals can apply for assistance by completing the online form located at the “File A Claim” Button below.

  • Applicants must complete the entire application to be eligible for assistance.

  • For questions regarding the application process, contact your local Community Action Agency and select “Find Your County Office.”

  • In order to complete the application process, you will need the required information / documents listed below:
    • Date of Birth and SSN of all individuals who are living together in the principal residence as one economic unit for whom rent/mortgage, residential utilities, and/or groceries are customarily purchased in common.

    • Supporting documentation to verify expenses that you are seeking via a financial award from the Team Kentucky Fund. Samples of supporting documentation include copies of utility bills, lease, rental agreement, and/or other appropriate documentation.

    • If you declare that you had income, you will need the type of income and monthly income for each applicate household member.

    • Income verification document for the years 2019 and 2020. Samples of an income verification document include copy of paycheck, quarterly filing, IRS Form 1099 or W2, or other relevant documentation.

    • Depending on the Employer Verification Document method you choose to submit, you will need a completed and signed employer verification document(s) and/or other documentation to verify employment and to verify financial hardship. You will also have the option for the system to send an email to your employer upon submission of your application that provides a link to this website for your employer to click and verify your employment. To obtain a blank copy of the Employment Verification Form for you to print, please Click here. Samples of documents to verify employment include pay stubs, work schedules, bank statements showing direct deposit from employer, copy of paycheck, quarterly filing, IRS Form 1099 or W2, or other relevant documentation. Samples to verify financial hardship include 2019 W-2s, tax returns, pay stubs, quarterly filings, IRS Form 1099, or other relevant documentation.


By signing the Team Kentucky Fund Application, I also agree to each of the following statements on behalf of myself and all members of my Household:

I understand that information provided on or with my Team Kentucky Fund application ("Confidential Information") may be confidential or personal.

I authorize the Community Action Agency to share this Confidential Information among Community Action Kentucky, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, utility companies, mortgage companies, my landlord, grocery stores, and others (the "Data Recipients") as necessary for those entities to provide assistance to my Household and to administer and oversee the Team Kentucky Fund.

The sharing of Confidential Information is necessary in the performance of a legitimate government function.

  • Each Data Recipient is held harmless and is released from claim, loss, demand, damage, and liability of any kind from each member of my Household in connection with sharing of Confidential Information.

  • I authorize Data Recipients to provide notification of any breach or suspected breach involving Confidential Information by email at the provided email address. I will notify the Community Action Agency if my email address changes. I understand this is one possible method of notification and other method(s) of notification may be used.

  • I am authorized to complete and submit this Team Kentucky Fund Application, including submitting certain Confidential Information and providing a release, on behalf of all the Household members
I have read the disclaimer, eligibility requirements, and understand financial assistance will come in the form of vouchers, not cash.

Who Is Overseeing the Team Kentucky Fund?

The Team Kentucky Fund is overseen by the Public Protection Cabinet. The program will be administered through a partnership with the Community Action Kentucky, Inc.

NOTE: If you have to exit the application prior to completing and submitting your application, the information you have entered will be saved and an email with a link for you to access your incomplete application will be emailed to you within 30 minutes of you starting your application. Please do not start a new application.