LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Nevada
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and cooling: $180 minimum, $684 average
LIHEAP Households Served
(Estimate for FY 2013 Heating and Cooling)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating and cooling: Year-round
State LIHEAP Resources
In August 2001, a Universal Energy Charge (UEC) was imposed on customers of electric and gas utilities to pay for low-income energy programs. About $10 million is raised annually with 75% to be distributed through the state LIHEAP agency to supplement LIHEAP; and 25% through the state weatherization agency for low-income energy efficiency.
Nevada Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance
Lincoln County Power District
Company funds provide deposit and reconnection fee waivers to low-income households who could not secure other assistance. Call 775-962-5122.
Nevada Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources
Rebuilding Together in Southern Nevada
Christmas in April: Seniors or disabled who are low income and have owned their home for 1 year or more may be eligible for home repairs and handicap ramps. Call 702-259-4900 for more information.
Sierra Air (Sparks, NV)
In Sparks, heating and air conditioning contractor Sierra Air donates labor, parts and materials to service furnaces for homeowners who can’t afford needed repairs.The program runs from Dec. 10 to Jan. 5. Call 775-356-5566.
Southwest Gas Corporation
Seniors Helping Seniors Weatherization Program: Provides qualified customers with primary energy conservation assistance such as weather-stripping, caulking, door sweeps, low-flow showerheads, pipe insulation, switch and outlet natural gaskets, water heater blankets and energy education. To qualify, homeowners must be at least 55 years of age or disabled, and have an annual income that does not exceed $25,000. Seniors Helping Seniors is administered only in southern Nevada. customers with senior assistance, referrals, and a detailed energy conservation booklet. For further information please call 702-382-4412.
State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.