Help Paying Utilities




Utility bill help from Southwest Gas

Southwest Gas offers its customers in Nevada a wide variety of programs that can help them pay their utility and gas bills. A total of four primary programs are available, and tens of thousands of people use these services to make it through difficult periods.

Energy Assistance Program (EAP) and/or federal government funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This is a federal government program that will help low-income individuals and families in Nevada with paying for the cost of home energy bills. Funding for the program is provided from the federal governments Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition extra money is also provided to the program from the Universal Energy Charge (UEC) moneys distributed through the Nevada Fund for Energy Assistance and Conservation. The EAP program can help people pay their monthly utility bills, and there is also a crisis component available to help people in an emergency.






Deferred Utility Bill Payment Program - If a Southwest Gas customer can demonstrate that they have a financial hardship or some type of crisis, and if they have outstanding utility bills, a deferred payment plan is available that allows customers to pay utility bills over an extended period of time. This plan can help people keep their utility service on while they address their hardship.

Nevada Energy Connection - This is a program that helps people reduce the amount of money they spend on their energy bills. The program is comprised of two components, both of which are operated by the State of Nevada in partnership with Southwest Gas. The programs are designed to give energy and weatherization assistance to qualified households across the state. The Energy Assistance Program helps customers reduce their utility and energy bills by making cash payments directly to the energy company on your behalf. On the the other hand, the federal government funded Weatherization Assistance Program helps people improve the energy efficiency of their homes or apartments by adding extra insulation, weather stripping, caulking, and other minor home repairs.

Southwest Gas Energy Share Program - This is another program that is available to customers who need help. It is an emergency fund which provides direct financial assistance to qualified individuals and families with unexpected financial difficulties or emergencies, such as a medical emergency or the loss of a job. The Salvation Army administers the Energy share Program across Southwest Gas service area. You need to contact the Salvation Army in your county.

Call Southwest Gas at (877) 860-6020 to learn how to get help with paying your utility bills.



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