FY 2015/2016 Low-Income Energy Programs
Federal | State | Utility | Charitable


LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries:
Las Vegas area: 702-486-1404
Reno/Carson City: 775-684-0730

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

LIHEAP FY 2015 Funding
$8,862,657 (Initial CR Release)

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level

LIHEAP FY 2016 Benefit
Heating or cooling: $180 minimum, $1,861 maximum
Crisis: $1,861 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served in FY 2014
Heating: 23,143
Cooling: 0
Winter/Year-round Crisis: 2,024
Summer Crisis: 0

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating and cooling: Year-round
Crisis and Weatherization: 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.

Emergency Charitable Assistance

Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.

NV Energy

Southwest Gas
Energy Share
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

Page last updated: November 9, 2015