Nevada Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Nevada energy assistance and weatherization programs are implemented across the U.S. and U.S. Territories. These conservation services help low income, elderly, disabled and families with children., This government subsidy, assists elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners, with home repair grants you make their homes safe to live in. The goal of this initiative is to make home more energy efficient by making mandatory upgrades to properties by repairing faulty heaters, insulating pipes, installing carbon monoxide alarms, fixing windows and doors to avoid the loss of heat and air condition. The program also includes education on how to conserve energy.
Do I Qualify For Nevada Weatherization Assistance?
As a resident of Nevada and the surrounding areas, your income is what determines if you qualify for assistance. Eligibility varies slightly from state to state. Generally, you are eligible when you receive some type of government assistance. Also, adults over 60, if you or a family member is disabled, and low-income families with children. Nationally, up to 30 million U.S. families are eligible for weatherization services. Contact your state weatherization agency to determine if you are eligible. (more info)
Gov. Income Requirements for Weatherization Assistance
|Size of Family unit||150% of Poverty||200% of Poverty|
|Each additional member add||$6,480.00||$8,640.00|
How to Apply for Nevada Energy Assistance
Applying is a three-step process. Locate a local weatherization agency in or around Nevada. Fill out an application with proof of income, or letter from a government agency, and status of your household. There may be a waiting list, as elderly and families with children take priority. If you are renting the home you are living in you must get approval from the owner to work on the home.
When You Are Approved
Once you are approved for the assistance your home will be audited by contractor or someone train in-home energy conservation. Also, there will be an assessment of the energy needs of your home. They will look at doors, windows, water heater and the general safety of the home. Next, recommendations will be given on how to proceed on your home. Work does not include siding, roofing or repair to the structure of the building. There will be about $6,500 work per qualified home.
LIHEAP Assistance Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP energy assistance is a low-income grant, that gives families up to $350, for heating bills. If you live in a warm state, they help with cooling costs. Home heating grants help disadvantaged resident pay for Winter heating bills. This is done through the US Department of Health and Human Services. To be eligible, your income should not be more than 150 percent of your state’s poverty level. Each state has different criteria for determining your eligibility.
Nevada Energy Assistance Offices
Nevada Rural Housing Authority
3695 Desatoya Drive,
Carson City, NV 89701
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, by phone appointment only
775 887-1795 ext. 112
City of Henderson
City of Henderson Neighborhood Services
P.O. Box 95050 240 Water Street,
Henderson, NV 89009 702-267-2000
North Las Vegas and Northern Rural Clark County
Urban League: 930 W. Owens,
North Las Vegas, NV 89106
South Las Vegas and Southern Rural Clark County
The Help of Southern Nevada
1640 E. Flamingo Road,
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye, Pershing or White Pine counties
Rural Nevada Development Corporation
1320 E. Aultman Street,
Ely, Nevada 89301
Community Services Agency
1090 E. Eighth Street
Reno, NV 89512