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Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)

The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) provides free or low cost health insurance for Kentucky's children. KCHIP covers everything from checkups to prescriptions, from broken bones to booster shots, eyeglasses, hearing aids, dental care, hospital care…

Kentucky Food Benefits/EBT

The Food Benefits/EBT helps people with little or no money buy enough food for healthy meals. It does this by providing people with an EBT card, which can be used to buy food at participating stores. Kentucky Food Benefits/EBT increase the household's food buying power…

Kentucky Head Start

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's…

Kentucky Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income Kentucky families pay high heating bills. High-energy costs can break a low-income family, or force a family to choose between heat and food or medicine.

Kentucky Medical Program (KMP)

The Kentucky Medical Program is intended to provide medical and health-related assistance to low-income individuals and families who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. Generally, the program serves: persons aged 65 or older; blind or…

Kentucky School Breakfast and Lunch Program

The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are part of the Division of School & Community Nutrition within the Kentucky Department of Education. Today, over 1,300 public, private, and parochial schools and residential child care institutions provide a daily…

Kentucky Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and non-profit childcare institutions that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses institutions for the milk they serve. Schools in the…

Kentucky Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible…

Kentucky Summer Food Service

The Summer Food Service Program was created to serve nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. To ensure all Kentucky children receive proper nutrition throughout the year, SFSP reimburses…

Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP)

Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) is the monetary assistance program established by Kentucky using Federal funds from the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) block grant. K-TAP provides financial and medical assistance to needy dependent…

Kentucky Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Kentucky's eligibility requirements.

Kentucky Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. Trained inspectors and crews with state of the art equipment aim to reduce the cost of energy for low income families.

The mission of the Kentucky…