Las Vegas area: 702-486-1404
Reno/Carson City: 775-684-0730
Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
LIHEAP FY 2013 Funding (Initial Release under the Continuing Resolution)
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2012 Benefit
Heating or cooling: $180 minimum, $550 average
LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2011 Heating and Cooling)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating and cooling: Year-round
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.
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.
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
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.
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.
Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.
- Project REACH (Relief through Energy Assistance to Prevent Customer Hardships)
A program designed to help vulnerable adults over the age of 62, seniors who are isolated, medically fragile people, as well as deployed reserve and National Guard members in need of emergency energy assistance. Available during the summer months until funds are exhausted. Project REACH is administered through a network of United Way of Southern Nevada partner agencies.
Caring, Helping, & Restoring Lives Inc. - 889-4466
Clark County Senior Advocate Program - 455-7051
East Valley Family Service - 631-7098
HELP of Southern Nevada - 369-4357 ext. 231
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley - 633-7264
Henderson Senior Center - 267-4156
HopeLink - 566-0576 ext. 10
Las Vegas Senior Lifeline - 933-1194
Las Vegas - Clark County Urban League - 636-3949
Laughlin Family Resource Center - 298-2592
Lutheran Social Services of Nevada - 639-1730
Nevada Association of Latin Americans (NALA) - 382-6252
North Las Vegas Helping Hands - 649-7853
Salvation Army Family Services - 649-8240
United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN) - 648-3500
- Special Assistance Fund for Energy (SAFE)
A low-income, energy assistance program administered by Community Services Agency. Shareholder funds, up to a maximum of $100,000, match public donations on a dollar for dollar basis. SAFE funds can be received once during a 12-month period for a utility bill at least 30 days past due.
Carson City: 775-882-8448
Churchill County: 775-428-2600
Douglas County: 775-782-9825
Elko County: 775-738-4375 #22
Esmeralda County: 775-485-6309
Eureka County: 775-468-0466
Humboldt County: 775-623-6342
Lander County: 775-635-2503
Lyon County: 775-577-5009
Mineral County: 775-945-2471
Nye County: 775-482-8125
Pershing County: 775-273-2208
S torey County: 775-847-0968
Washoe County: 775-834-4444
An emergency fund program that provides direct assistance to qualified people with unexpected financial difficulties, such as the loss of a job or a medical emergency. All Energy Share donations are managed and distributed by The Salvation Army.
Valley Electric Association
Lighthouse Assistance Program
The program is designed to provide assistance to members who, through income limitations or other unusual circumstances find themselves in a situation where they are having difficulty paying their electric bill. The program is administered by the County social service agencies in the counties serviced by the Association.
Contact Mindy Morrow, 775-727-5312