Nevada LIHEAP Application Information
How to Apply for LIHEAP
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Nevada Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial grants for low-income households living in the state of Nevada so that they can meet their energy costs and stay protected from harsh weather. The program provides these grants to households that don’t have enough income to pay their high energy costs. The program takes funding from Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
The EAP provides two different programs to help the low-income residents of Nevada. One p program offers help in crisis, called Crisis Intervention, while the other one is called Fast Track and helps households meet their emergency needs instantly. Both these programs are available throughout the year. However, grants are only provided once an year to the qualified household. Applicants can receive aid once they qualify for the program by meeting program requirements. Qualified households will receive a minimum payment of $180 through EAP in Nevada.
Payments through Nevada LIHEAP or EAP are provided directly to the energy provider. These payments are called fixed annual credit and they show up on eligible households’ utility bill as credit.
Nevada EAP is funded through Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as well as Nevada’s Universal Energy Charge (UEC). The program is administered by State government.
If you meet program requirements and need financial help to pay your energy bills, you can apply for the EAP after June 30th. The applications are evaluated for eligibility and benefits are determined once applicant meets all program requirements. Eligible households will receive their one time benefits as early as the funds become available. If you have already applied and qualified for benefits last year, you will automatically receive information as to when and how to apply for benefits this year. You will also be told the date from which you become eligible to re-apply. If you submit an application prior to that date, it will be rejected in whole. Therefore, make sure that you file your application only once you are eligible to re-apply to avoid any inconvenience.
In order to receive Nevada LIHEAP benefits, you will have to meet program eligibility criteria.
You must be a U.S citizen or a legal alien
You must be a resident of state of Nevada
You must need financial aid to meet your home energy costs
Your household income must be within the limits defined by the program
If you are looking to qualify for EAP / LIHEAP in Nevada, you will have to meet the following income requirements.
Household size Maximum annual income limit
You can add $5,940 for each additional person in the household in case of more than eight people living in the household.
If a person in your household is already receiving benefits through Supplemental Nutritional Income Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or certain other benefits, you will automatically qualify meet income guidelines for the program.
LIHEAP Application Instructions
In order to apply for Nevada EAP, you can either apply online or download an application.
Apply Online: you can you can apply online for Nevada EAP through ACCESS Nevada website. ACCESS Nevada provides easy online application process for applying to various benefits in Nevada including EAP.
Apply by Mail: To apply for Nevada EAP through mail, you can download an application using this link. You can also download application in Spanish here. Fill the application after reading instructions carefully and attach the following with your application before sending it:
Proof of residence
Proof of income
A copy of previous heating bills
A copy of previous cooling bills
And any other documents that may be necessary to prove your eligibility