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Energy and Arrearage Assistance Program for Nevada

The State of Nevada offers an Energy Assistance Program (EAP), which assists low to moderate income Nevada families with the cost of paying for their home energy bills. Funding for this state program is provided from the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the federal agency that oversees the grant process. The program is also funded from Universal Energy Charge (UEC) charges that are then distributed through the Nevada Fund for Energy Assistance and Conservation.

The EAP program year begins July 1st and if you are interested in apply, you need to apply by June 30th in order to be qualified for that years aid. In addition, there is limited funded. Aid is only provided until funds are exhausted. In addition you can’t constantly apply for aid. If you are a prior year recipient, you may not reapply for energy assistance until approximately 11 months after you have received your last benefit. When nice feature that state offers is that application packets will be mailed to prior year recipients when its time for them to apply again. Eligible households will be awarded assistance only up to once each program year. The total benefit that is granted to a program participant is based on the household's total gross income, annual energy use, and the number of residents. The program also offers Arrearage Assistance. This is one-time assistance that will be provided to help a household pay their past due utility and energy bills.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about the Energy Assistance Program, the contact information is below.

If you live in Las Vegas area: (702) 486-1404
For Reno/Carson City residents: (775) 684-0730
Statewide Toll Free Number: 1-(800) 992-0900

 

Nevada Weatherization Assistance Program

Another program offered by Nevada and administered by the Housing Division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry (NHD) is weatherization. It will help qualified Nevadans lower their energy bills by helping them improve the energy efficiency of their home. Add improvements are free to the homeowner. People can save almost $700 per year on average. This assistance provided by weatherization could come in the form of added insulation, caulking, weather stripping, HVAC unit tune ups, and more.

 

 

 

 

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