Program DescriptionThe 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 RequirementsIn 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.
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.