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Nevada Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Benefits

Program Description

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) assists low-income Nevadans with the high cost of home energy. Funding is provided from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and from Universal Energy Charge (UEC) monies distributed through the Nevada Fund for Energy Assistance and Conservation.

There are two emergency assistance programs provided by the Energy Assistance Program (EAP); Crisis Intervention and Fast-Track. Both are available year round. A household determined eligible under either emergency program would receive a benefit based on their gross income and annual energy usage.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Nevada and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,655
2 $23,895
3 $30,135
4 $36,375
5 $42,615
6 $48,855
7 $55,095
8 $61,335
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for this program, please visit the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services homepage and navigate to Energy Assistance.

Program Contact Information

Please visit the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services website for more information on LIHEAP.