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The crisis element of the Low Income Heating Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, could face a five percent cut, lessening the aid for people in need during the coldest months of the year.

Community Action Kentucky Energy Program Director Mike Moynahan said LIHEAP faced a five percent cut last year because of sequestration, and it is unclear if it will face more cuts this year. He said he’ll know if the program faces the same cut it did last year in December. But, Moynahan said that’s not his biggest concern.

Western Kentucky's energy assistance program for low-income families, or LIHEAP, has almost exhausted its yearly funding allowance. West Kentucky Allied Services administers the region's program. LIHEAP grant director Tony Dowty says they’re working with much less money than previous years.