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Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides a supplement to assist qualifying low-income Nevadans with the cost of home energy. Nevada's EAP program has two funding sources, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) federal block grant and state revenue generated from Nevada's Universal Energy Charge (UEC).
The EAP program year begins July 1st and applications are accepted through June 30th. Applications are evaluated year round or until funding is exhausted. Eligible households receive an annual, one-time per year benefit customarily paid directly to their energy provider(s).
Energy Assistane Program Application Process:
Submit a completed application with the following verification:
- Proof of ALL income for EVERY PERSON in the household for at least the last thirty (30) days and;
- Provide a complete copy of your rental agreement / lease (listing all persons in your household) or a copy of your mortgage statement and;
- Proof of identity for the head of household and;
- Proof of citizenship or legal status if born outside of the United States and;
- Copies of your most recent heating/cooling bills and;
- If the utility bill is not in the applicant’s name, proof of identity for the individual listed on the utility bill is required along with written authorization for the applicant to apply and;
- If the household expenses exceed the household income, proof of how the household is meeting their needs.
Note: Prior year recipients may not reapply until approximately 11 months after they received their last benefit.
In addition to the online application, paper applications may be obtained through any EAP Office, any Welfare Office, the Customer Service Unit (CSU) or through one of many Intake Sites around the State. Intake Sites will also provide assistance in completing and mailing applications to the EAP Office.
Energy Assistance Program-Eligibilty Criteria
To be eligible for the Energy Assistance Program your household must meet the minimum requirements below:
- Household must meet citizenship criteria; and
- The household must live in Nevada; and
- The household must be at least partly responsible for home heating or cooling costs by paying a utility company, fuel supplier, or landlord directly; and
- The household's total monthly gross income may not exceed 150 percent of the federal Poverty Guidelines
Note: A household is defined as one or more persons, related or not, who are living together and sharing a primary heating or electric source.